Doubles are famous street food of Trinidad and Tobago. It is usually consumed as breakfast dish, but can also be a dish for lunch or dinner. Doubles consist of two deep fried flat bread called ‘Bara’ sandwiched with channa (chickpea curry). It resembles our Chole bhature. When read about this here. I was curious enough to try it. I think street food is tastiest food you can find in any country. l love to try the street food as well as home cooked food than any fancy restaurant menus. Caribbean cuisine has lot to offer as it is a fusion of Indian, French, African, British, Amerindian and Chinese cuisine.
What you need
Whole Wheat flour: 2 cups
Salt: ½ teaspoon
Turmeric Powder: ½ teaspoon
Cumin seeds/gheera: 1 teaspoon (you can use cumin powder also)
Sugar: ¼ teaspoon
Instant yeast: 1 teaspoon (I used Fleischmann’s® Active Dry Yeast)
Water: 1/3 cup (Warm water)
Canola oil: for frying
Chickpeas: 2 can of 16oz or 2 cups dried chickpeas (soaked overnight in 6 cups of water)
Onion: 1 no
Garlic: 2 cloves
Ginger: 1 inch piece (Not used in traditional version)
Cumin seeds: ½ teaspoon
Fennel seeds: ¼ teaspoon (Not used in traditional version)
Cumin powder: ½ teaspoon
Coriander powder: ½ teaspoon
Chili powder: 1 teaspoon
Gram masala: ½ teaspoon
Green chili: 1 no ( I used Serrano pepper, ) optional
Tomato paste: 1 tablespoon
Curry leaves: 1 sprig (optional)
Cilantro: 1 tablespoon
Salt: to taste
Water: 1 ½ cup
Olive oil: 1 tablespoon
How I made:
In large bowl sift together whole wheat flour, salt, turmeric, and add cumin seeds and mix well. To this add water and yeast sugar mixture to make smooth dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 1 ½ hours.
Add washed chickpeas, salt and water to above mixture and cook until everything get incorporated and gravy reduced in volume or for about 7 minutes.
This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.