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Catalan chickpeas – Traditional recipe EASY

21 mayo, 2021

If there is something that makes Catalan recipes special and unique, it is the picadas. They are used in multiple stews and recipes and give a unique flavor. The recipe that we present in RecetasGratis is one of them: it is a Catalan chickpea recipe, a very complete vegetable dish that adds a very simple bite, the touch that gives the dish its identity.

Do you want to see the detailed step by step to know how to make Catalan chickpeas? Well, keep reading because, let’s go with the recipe!

2 diners
1h 30m
Main dish
Low difficulty

Ingredients to make Catalan Chickpeas:

How to make Catalan Chickpeas:


Soak the chickpeas the night before. The next day, put cook the chickpeas in a pot with water over high heat for about 1 hour and a half. On the other hand, chop the onion very finely and mash it with the hot olive oil.

Trick: If you have a pressure cooker, you can cook the chickpeas in 30 minutes.

Catalan Chickpea Recipe - Step 1


When the onion is golden brown, add the crushed tomato. Let everything sauté and concentrate for 10 more minutes. Then, add a tablespoon of flour, mix well so that it is integrated and let it cook for 4 or 5 minutes.

Catalan Chickpea Recipe - Step 2


At this point, and with the help of a ladle, add broth from the chickpea cooking stir-fry and stir well. In this way you will bind the sauce and it will be ready for the next step. Without a doubt, this is one of the tricks to get some good Catalan chickpeas.

Trick: with two ladles of broth is enough to bind it.

Catalan Chickpea Recipe - Step 3


Incorporate all the sofrito that you had tied to the pot of chickpeas and mix well. Let it reduce with low heat.

Catalan Chickpea Recipe - Step 4


Prepare the picada, which constitutes another of the keys to the recipe for chickpeas stewed in Catalan. To make it, in a mortar put the two peeled and cut garlic cloves, the parsley and the handful of hazelnuts. Blend everything until you have a paste.

Trick: you can use almonds for the bite.

Catalan Chickpea Recipe - Step 5


Add all the picada to the pot of the chickpeas and mix very well to dissolve.

Catalan Chickpea Recipe - Step 6


Let reduce a little more, depending on whether you like more or less liquid, and serve the chickpeas in a deep plate or bowl. You will already have some delicious chickpeas a la catalana ready. Enjoy your meal!

Catalan Chickpea Recipe - Step 7

With what to accompany the Catalan chickpeas

The Catalan chickpea recipe can also include boiled egg, as you can see in the presentation. Do not forget, it is a great option that will make your dish more complete.

If you wish, you can also modify the original recipe and make, for example, these delicious chickpeas with tomato and ham