Dried beans have always put me off – I like the convenience of the can. Open. Drain. Rinse and ready to cook.
But sometimes you are forced out of your lazy habits and for good reason! I bought a bag of dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and went through the palava of soaking and pre-cooking them, and there is such a distinct difference in both taste and flavour. I think I may be hooked!
So with half my beans I made humus and the other half I made (or rather ‘am making’ they are in the oven as I write) Falafels. Really Falafels are a type of garbanzo bean burger, but i really hate that name – for me it is so unappetizing . Keep Reading