If you have an unexpected guest at home, it is very hard to make chickpea based dishes because it needs a lot of soaking time. But chole and bathura makes a nice dinner meal. I always have a bag of frozen chickpeas in my freezer so that I can whip up a chole based dish within minutes. I just soak up the chickpeas and put it in freezer bag and freeze it. At the time of cooking you can get the required amount of the frozen chickpeas and pressure cook them for 5 minutes to get freshly cooked chickpeas.
Start with 250 gm of chickpeas. Wash ans soak them for 6-8 hours.
When they are double the original size, drain the water.
Place the drained chickpeas in a zip lock bag. Place the bag in freezer and use it when required.
Some of the Chickpea dishes at my blog: