Doubles (curry Chickpeas And Spicy Flat Bread)

Doubles (Curry Chickpeas and Spicy Flat Bread)-Doubles are the most famous of Trinidad Street Snack or sandwich and have become known as the epitome of Trinidad’s Street Food culture and one of my favorite Caribbean Street food- hands down.

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Servings: 6

Prep Time: 00:20

Cook Time: 00:45

Spicy Flat bread (Bara)

3  cups flour

1  teaspoon cumin

1/2 - 1  teaspoon turmeric

2  teaspoons active or dry yeast

1/2  teaspoons salt

1/2  teaspoon white pepper

1 1/4  cup warm water or more adjust water to form soft dough

1  tablespoon sugar

Curry chickpeas

1/4 - 1/2  cup canola oil

2 - 3  tablespoon curry powder

1  large onion diced

2  teaspoons minced garlic

1  teaspoon ground allspice

1  teaspoon ground nutmeg spice

11/2  teaspoon smoked paprika

2  teaspoons fresh or dried thyme

1  teaspoon cumin spice

1  teaspoon white pepper.

2  cans of chickpeas drained

1/2  tablespoon bouillon chicken powder optional

2  cups or more broth or water

1/2 - 1  teaspoon cayenne pepper optional

1  scotch bonnet or habanero pepper

2  green onions chopped

2  tablespoons or more chopped parsley

salt to taste


1For Bara (Spicy Flat bread):In a large bowl combine all-purpose, yeast, salt sugar cumin, turmeric, and yeast. Thoroughly mix.

2Add warm water a little at a time until you get to desired consistency – soft- ball. If dough is too sticky, some oil to prevent dough from sticking to your hands. Knead for about a minute or 2

3Place dough in an oiled bowl. Set it in a warm area and let it rise and double in size -approximately 1- 2 hours. Punch down.

4Divide in to about 18 or more pieces. These are medium sizes you may make it smaller and divide into walnut sizes.

5Place each piece on rolling board or palm of your hand, if dough is slightly sticky oil both sides with oil roll out flat. Set aside or place directly in frying pan. Repeat with the remainder of the dough.

6In a large, sauce pan pour vegetable oil, until it is at place on medium heat until oil is about 350 degrees.

7Fry for about 30 seconds or less on each side. Bara should puff up.

8Use a large spoon or spider to take it out of the oil. place on napkins to obsorb the excess oil

9Serve doubles by placing one Bara on a plate, spooning one tablespoon of the chickpea filling on it, topping desired condiments. You may top with an additional bara.

10Curry Chickpeas: Heat up large sauce-pan with oil, and add onions, garlic, thyme, cumin spice, all spice, smoked paprika, nutmeg and curry powder, stir occasionally for about 2-3 minutes until onions is translucent.

11Add stock / water if necessary to prevent any burns

12Next add chickpeas, scotch bonnet pepper, green onion and broth. Bring to a boil and let it simmer until sauce thickens, it might take about 20 minutes or more Throw in some parsley, adjust for salt & pepper and stew consistency.

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