Saturday, October 27, 2007


I bought a pack of chickpeas after reading about Falafel in Vegetarian Society Forum. Next, I soaked the chickpeas overnight. Guess what happened, I ended up boiling it with star anise and cinnamon, within 30 minutes, it tasted like those steamed ‘love peas’ that were sold at the night market – Pasar Malam! I love to eat the steamed chickpeas which I usually get from the Pasar Malam. Now, I don’t have to wait for the night market to be around my vicinity to enjoy those lovely peas – here’s the recipe. Oops, I will try Falafel next time.

Preparation: 5 mins, Cooking time: 35 mins

Ingredients (serves 2)
° 100g chickpeas
° 900ml water
° 2-3 star anises
° 1 cinnamon stick
° 1 teaspoon salt


1. Soak the chickpeas with 400ml of water for 12 hours or more or overnight. Drain and rinse well.
2. Place the chickpeas, star anises, cinnamon stick, salt and 500ml of water in a pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for at least 30 minutes.
3. Remove with a slotted spoon, transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately.


Anonymous said...

where can u buy those chickpeas that are ready to steam?

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Stella, The one that I got is dried chickpeas, need soaking prior to it.

Dried chickpeas can be located in Dried Food section in supermarket. There are also canned chickpeas, but I don't use those.

Cheers :)

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