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How to Cook Chickpeas in an Instant Pot


  • 1 pound dried chickpeas (garbanzos)
  • water


  • Soak dried beans overnight, or 6-8 hours. (Totally optional, but I prefer soaking ; )
  • Rinse and drain.
  • Add chickpeas to Instant Pot. Fill Instant Pot with water to "1/2" mark.
  • Lock Instant Pot cover, and set vent to pressure setting. Select "Pressure Cook", on high. Set time to 13 minutes. (If using unsoaked chickpeas, set this for 35 minutes)
  • When cooking time is complete, press Cancel. Both regular release and quick release options work well for reducing pressure in this recipe.
    Drain cooked beans, and they're ready to use!