Pressure Cooking Chickpeas Without Soaking For Best results

Pressure Cooking Chickpeas

Chickpeas are so healthy and delicious! There are so many things you can make from this wonder-legume. It’s cheap and high in protein and can be perfect for adding in salads, making hummus, curries, burgers, falafels or just simply munching on its own. Their quite nutty taste and grainy texture pairs well with different dishes and ingredients. I usually cook them first and later on I decide what to do with them.

They contain a wide range of nutrients, including protein which is necessary for bone, muscle and skin health. They can also contribute a significant amount of protein to the diet. A cup of chickpeas provide almost on-third of an adult’s daily protein need.


The nutrients in chickpeas may also help prevent a number of health conditions.

Today I am going  to share how I cook my chickpeas using my electric pressure cooker.


Draining the Chickpeas
  • Dry Chickpeas
  • Black pepper (optional)
  • Himalayan Pink Salt (any salt)
  • 4 cloves of garlic (optional)
  • Bay leaf (optional)


They are rich in minerals, vitamins and a good source of fiber and rich in plant-based protein.


Cooking Chickpea in the Pressure Cooker

Cooking Chickpeas Using a Pressure Cooker

How to Cook Chickpeas using an electric pressure cooker. No soaking is required!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 32 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people
Calories 140 kcal


  • Electric Pressure Cooker


  • 2 cups of dried chickpeas washed and drained
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 large dry bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • Prepare 2 cups of chickpeas. Wash them and drain the water. Peel 4 cloves of garlic, 1 – 2 bay leaves, pepper and salt.
  • In the electric pressure cooker, add 2 cups of chickpeas, garlic, pepper and salt. Add 4 cups of water.
  • Close the lid and set the timer on high pressure for 20 minutes. First few minutes, the pressure cooker will come to pressure and then cook for 20 minutes. When it's ready the pressure cooker will make a noise. You will need to release the pressure from the cooker first and when it's fully released, open the lid.
  • Open the lid and drain the excess liquid (I use it as vegetable stock) and enjoy healthy and delicious chickpeas.


Fridge: Can be stored up to 5 days in an airtight container.
Freeze: Fully cooked chickpeas can be stored up to 1 month in an airtight container.
Nutritional value based on cooked chickpeas and no added salt.
Serving: 100g| Calories: 164 kcal| Carbohydrates: 27.42g | Protein: 8.86g | Fat: 2.59g | Saturated Fat: 0.27g | Sodium: 7 mg | Potassium: 291 mg | Fiber: 7.6g | Sugar: 4.8 g | Folate: 172μg | Calcium: 49 mg | Iron: 2.89 mg | Magnesium: 48 mg | Phosphorous: 168 mg | Potassium: 291 mg | Zinc: 1.53 mg |


Calories: 140kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 8gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 890mgPotassium: 258mgFiber: 6gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 28IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 2mg
Keyword vegan, legumes, gluten free, chickpeas, wholefood, plant-based
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by | Jul 17, 2020


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