so, I bought a bag of chickpeas for the first time (I usually buy canned).
What would you recommend as the best recipe to feature home-cooked chickpeas? Are there any good ones that flavor the chickpeas as they cook?
Any tips for success (I don't own a slow or pressure cooker)?
Oh home-cooked chickpeas are the best. I think the ones in the cans are a bit softer. You do not need a slow cooker or pressure cooker for dried chickpeas either. I put mine in water and soak overnight. Then I wash them and cook and the cooking time is very quick - usually less than 1 hr. I add a bay leaf and pinch of salt. Be sure to skim off the foam during the cooking also.
So many recipes but I always go for a full out chickpea meal. This one is great:http://www.theppk.com/2011/08/chana-masala/
There is a great recipe for Jerk Chickpeas in Let them Eat Vegan and Chickpeas Romesco in Veganomicon. Of course, you can't go wrong with the Chickpea Cutlets and any hummus recipe in AFR.