Preparing Dried Garbanzo Beans

In order to have dried chickpeas ready for cooking you can soak them overnight. Or, if time is of the essence…

The Instapot doesn’t get that much use in our house, honestly, speaking. I’m not sure why. But when we do use it, it is a big time saver! Compare these dried chickpeas to the beautifully pre-cooked beans in the image above. Quick, easy, easy cleanup.
Palouse is a tiny town outside Pullman, Washington, home of Washington State University. They call it the “Pea and Lentil Capital of the World!” I picked up a big bag of dried chickpeas on Amazon.

Preparing Dried Garbanzo Beans

Cooking Time: 22 minutes


  • 1 cup dried chickpeas/garbanzo beans
  • 3 cups water



Put three cups of water and one cup of chickpeas into the Instapot.


Use the manual button, then set the timer to 10 minutes. Let them get up to temperature/pressure and steam for ten minutes. Then, let them naturally lose pressure for 10 minutes. At that point, release the steam valve.


Your beans are now ready to use in recipes. One cup of dried chickpeas gives you two cups of pre-cooked chickpeas.