Dried/Tinned Pulses - Recipe Conversion

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LC18

Dried/Tinned Pulses - Recipe Conversion

I've been referring to my 1989 copy of Delia's Complete Cookery Course & all her recipes with pulses use dried pulses, rather than tinned ones. Does anyone know how to convert the weights shown in the recipes for dried pulses to tinned equivalents? Eg Spiced Lamb with Chick Peas requires 175g of dried chick peas. Would this be roughly 1 tin of chick peas? Standard tins of chick peas and beans are all 400g undrained.

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Welshcookie

Cooked pulses

I think 500g of dried beans, soaked and cooked make about 4 tins-worth of beans. So about 125g.

The easiest thing is to cook 500g at a time, preferably using a pressure cooker, and put the surplus in the freezer.

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Welshcookie

Beans

I've just read your post again, and I would think the weight is net weight, isn't it? That is after draining, rinsing and draining again.

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LC18

Dried/Tinned Pulses - Recipe Conversion

I think Delia's recipes are for dried weight before being soaked & cooked. I always use tinned pulses, except for lentils. All my tins are 400g but different after being drained eg tin of chickpeas is 248g once drained.

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dried/tinned pulses

4oz dried beans is approx equal to one 15oz can.

 
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