Instant Pot Chickpeas

Cooked chickpeas in a brown bowl ready to eat

Cooking chickpeas in Instant Pot could not be easier.

This is a no-soak method and you just have to place chickpeas in the Instant Pot, cover with water and let the Instant Pot does all work for you.

Cooked chickpeas in a brown bowl ready to eat

What can I do with Chickpeas?

Chickpeas have a great flavor, so you can eat them as is as a healthy sneak

Alternatively, you can use chickpeas for salad, chickpea curry, or even for a delicious homemade hummus.

How to cook chickpeas in Instant Pot?

This is quite an easy method. As mentioned, you will just cover the chickpeas with water, add a pinch of salt and cook in the Instant Pot. The cooking time usually takes 50 minutes.

Still, if you want to cut down on the cooking time, you can soak your chickpeas overnight. In that case, the cooking time will take around 12 minutes.

Do I need to soak the chickpeas overnight?

No. For this Instant Pot chickpeas recipe you don't need to soak the chickpeas.

Many people believe that soaking dry beans can remove some of the indigestible sugars. As believe these sugars cause bloating and stomach discomfort.

I have made both versions, and believe me I have not spotted any difference.

Can I quickly soak the chickpeas?

Of course, you can. Place the 1 cup of chickpeas in an Instant pot, and cover with three cups of water. Cook on the high pressure for 2 minutes, and release pressure naturally.  Rinse the chickpeas and cook for another 12 minutes, in clean water, and at high pressure.

How to make chickpeas

Gather your ingredients:

Place chickpeas in Instant Pot. Cover with water and add a pinch of salt.

Lock the lid into place. Select Manual. Set to High pressure and cook the chickpeas for 50 minutes. Once the cooking cycle is done, perform a natural pressure release.

Serve chickpeas and enjoy 🙂

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Chickpeas taste

Instant Pot Chickpeas

You can cook tender chickpeas in an Instant Pot by following this simple and easy recipe.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chickpeas
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie


  • 2 cup dry chickpeas
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Rinse chickpeas and place them in Instant Pot.
  • Pour over water and add salt.
  • Lock the lid into place. Select Manual and set to a High pressure.
  • Cook the chickpeas for 50 minutes.
  • Once the cooking cycle is done, wait for a natural pressure release.
  • Serve chickpeas warm, use them for salad, or turn them into a delicious hummus.


Sodium: 593mg Potassium: 1mg Calcium: 7mg Iron: 1mg
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2 thoughts on “Instant Pot Chickpeas

  1. Fantastic recipe! It took my garbanzos 60 minutes to cook through. I added salt and garlic granules. Outstanding. Turned leftovers into hummus. Thank you.

    1. I'm glad you liked the recipe, thanks for your comment! What a great idea to turn leftovers into hummus.

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