Doubles Recipe: Dive into the Tantalizing World of Trinidadian Street Food!

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Embark on a mouthwatering journey to the streets of Trinidad with our delightful Doubles recipe! Doubles are a beloved Trinidadian street food that showcases the perfect harmony of spiced chickpea curry and fluffy fried bread. In this recipe, we'll guide you through creating the ultimate Doubles experience, where soft and flavorful bara bread envelopes a zesty channa curry. Get ready to explore the vibrant flavors of Trinidadian cuisine and savor a plate of authentic street food magic.


For the Bara Bread:

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

Water, as needed

Vegetable oil, for frying

For the Channa Curry:

  1. 2 cups cooked chickpeas

1 onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 teaspoon curry powder

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)

1/2 cup coconut milk

Salt and black pepper, to taste

Chopped cilantro and tamarind sauce (for serving)


Step 1: Prepare the Bara Bread

In a mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, ground turmeric, ground cumin, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add water and knead until a soft, pliable dough forms. Cover the dough and let it rest for about 15-20 minutes.

Step 2: Shape and Fry Bara Bread

Divide the dough into small portions and roll them into balls. Flatten each ball into a small disc and fry in hot vegetable oil until they puff up and turn golden brown.

Step 3: Create the Channa Curry

In a skillet, heat a little oil and sauté the finely chopped onion until translucent. Add minced garlic, ground cumin, ground coriander, ground turmeric, curry powder, and cayenne pepper. Stir in the cooked chickpeas and coconut milk. Let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.

Step 4: Assemble the Doubles

Open a fried bara bread and spoon the channa curry into the center. Top with chopped cilantro and a drizzle of tamarind sauce.

Step 5: Savor the Trinidadian Delight

Fold the bara bread over the channa curry, creating a sandwich-like treat. Serve the Doubles hot and ready to enjoy the vibrant flavors of Trinidadian street food.

Congratulations! You've successfully crafted Doubles, a culinary masterpiece that captures the essence of Trinidadian street food. With its spiced chickpea curry and fluffy fried bread, this dish offers an authentic taste of tradition and culinary adventure. Share the joy of Doubles with friends and family, and let them experience the delightful allure of Trinidadian flavors. Happy cooking and enjoy the flavorful journey of Doubles!