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Why didn't my chickpeas swell when soaked overnight? Will this be a problem in a falafel recipe?

asked by foodynewty almost 5 years ago
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added almost 5 years ago

A lot of times chickpeas don't swell much - shouldn't be a problem, just follow the recipe as usual.

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added almost 5 years ago

normally adding a pinch of bicarbonate of soda or baking soda will do the trick to get them fluffy. Its still a chemical mind you!

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