- Soak the chickpeas in cold water for at least 4 hours. It is best to do this at night, periodically changing the water. Chickpeas, it is beautiful both in taste and shape, does not boil. After soaking, fill the chickpeas with cold water, put on fire and cook for 10 minutes. cook over high heat for 50 minutes. on a small fire. Ready chickpeas are washed under cold water.