Soybean Substitute is Chickpeas
When I wanted to eat Nimame, sweet and soy simmered soybeans, I would have to go through the long process of first finding soybeans, soaking them in water overnight, and then boiling them. I can’t wait it.
So, when I thought of other beans that suits for Nimame, chickpeas came to mind.
I’d like to eat them in other ways besides hummus. But when I look the recipes, the main things I find are salads, soups, and curries. That’s not the kind of thing I’m looking for, so I made these Nimame, simmered beans, and then simmered hijiki and chickpeas.
It’s true that they don’t taste like soybeans, but they are delicious in their own way. And thanks to the boiled beans, it’s so easy.
Sweet Soy Chickpeas Substitute for Soybeans, No Mirin Used
- chickpeas (boiled) 200 g
- brown sugar 2 Tbsp
- soy sauce 1 Tbsp
- dashi powder 1/2 tsp
- water 100 mL
- Put all ingredients in a frying pan.
- Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
- When the water content starts to decrease, be careful not to burn it.
- Let the water evaporate and serve.