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Trinidad doubles

Trinidad Doubles

The definitive Trinidad street food, sold on every corner and enjoyed for a breakfast or lunch. All vegetarian and all delicious
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 4
Calories 350 kcal


making fried roti or barra

  • 250 gm plain flour or bread flour
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin (geera)
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 150 ml water depending on flour may be little more or less see pic for consistency

making the filling or Channa

    the pre soak

    • 250 gms Chick peas (known as channa in Trinidad)
    • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

    The cook 1

    • 1 clove garlic
    • 1 tsp curry powder for authentic taste use Chief from Amazon
    • 1 tsp salt

    The cook 2

    • 1 clove garlic fine chopped
    • 1/2 onion fine chop
    • 1 tbs Curry powder
    • 1/2 cup coriander chopped
    • 1/2 cup water


    making the fried roti

    • Combine all the ingredients, add water gradually to make soft dough. Dough should not be to dry or to wet.. Cover 2-3tbs oil…sit for 2 hrs covered with cloth in a warm place.
      Moisten hands with oil for each, use about golf ball size dough in hand, flatten into a circle…Fry on med heat, when the bara rises to surface, take your spoon and toss hot oil over bara, it should puff up a bit, turn fry till light brown in colour…Have a bowl with lots of tissue and cloth to cover your bara..

    cooking the chick peas - the pre soak and the cook 1

      Pre soak overnight with 2tsp bicarbonate of soda…Rinse, drain well. Add garlic clove, 1 tsp (chief)curry powder and salt to taste, cook in fresh water until tender. Drain chick peas

        the cook 2

        • Heat 1 tbs oil, meanwhile mix 1 clove finely chopped garlic, 1/2 onion finely chopped, 1tsp curry powder, 1-2 tbs chopped cilantro in 50ml water.
          Fry /sauté for 2 mins, (don’t burn the curry)
          Add chick peas to pot & stir thoroughly.
          Add the reserve liquid, you can always add more water if channa not tender..
          When cooked mix in 1 tsp roasted cumin, stir and set aside… This should have consistency show in pics
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