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How to hull chickpeas

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Some recipes call for  hulled chickpeas. I had my first ever experience with this recently. It worked out well. Hulled chickpeas really do lend a different flavor, and I found during the process that raw hulled chickpeas are super yummy to snack on. :o)

You will need:
bag of chickpeas
a bowl
2 dish towels
something heavy, such as a rolling pin or you can use the bottom of a stainless steel pan


  1. The first thing you will need to do is rinse off your dried chickpeas and then put them into a bowl of water to soak for eight hours.
  2. Once the soaking is complete,  lay a dish towel on the counter. Place a layer of chickpeas on dish towel, being sure there is one layer only and not several stacked on top of one another.
  3. Place the other dish towel on top of the chickpeas and base dish towel.
  4. Use your rolling pin or pan to hit the chickpeas through the layer of the top dish towel.
  5. Remove top dish towel. Some chickpeas will be completely out of their skins and lying in two parts. Some chickpeas will have the skins loose. Simply pick these up and easily remove skins. 
  6. Repeat until all chickpeas are hulled.

This took me about 30  minutes to do one full bag of chickpeas.

Here are the chickpeas hulled. Notice they are now in halves:

Here are the skins that have been removed from the chickpeas:

Until next time.... God bless! :o)
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