Sweet Soy Chickpeas, Substitute for Soybeans, No Mirin


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.

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

We can buy boiled soybeans everywhere in Japan. We don’t have it in Finland, so I made Nimame, sweet soy simmered beans with chickpeas.
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Servings4 people
  • chickpeas (boiled) 200 g
  • brown sugar 2 Tbsp
  • soy sauce 1 Tbsp
  • dashi powder 1/2 tsp
  • water 100 mL
Electronic scales
Measuring spoon
Measuring cup
Frying pan
Silicone spatula for frying
  • 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.
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