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The Trini Doubles

The Trini Doubles

This is the ultimate Trini street food. The Doubles Humbly wrapped in paper and sold in brown paper bags, I try to have this whenever I return home.

It is indigenous to Trinidad, out of our East Indian community. Made of two baras (hence the doubles) wrapped around curried channa (chickpeas, garbanzo beans) and topped with slight pepper, plenty pepper, cucumber chutney, mango chutney, coconut chutney, bandania/chadon beni, whatever is available.

You can either eat it all wrapped up as an easy to eat sandwich, or open it up and eat each bara separately to get optimum distribution of the contents.

The Trini Doubles...unwrapped The Trini Doubles...opened up

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2 Comments so far (Add 1 more)

  1. Damn Barbados and its lack of doubles… I think I’ll cry now!

    1. wonder weakling on November 18th, 2006 at 10:51 am
  2. While in Barbados, I learned to like fish cake, fried flying fish and orange looking macaroni pie (some people put ketchup in it). And to buy doubles in the airport on the way in and out. A tradition that has stayed with me while in Guyana now.

    2. chennette on November 18th, 2006 at 12:17 pm

2 Trackbacks

  1. […] 2. The author refers to a side dish of chopped long beans as bora. From her description I think she meant bodi. She may also have been thinking of bara (the buns in a doubles) or she may have been making it up at the last minute… I have no clue what bora is besides an island in the South Pacific! (Update! Chennette has provided the answer to the bora mystery!) […]

  2. […] Best on-the-go grub: A “doubles” (shown above) is a sandwich that starts with a piece of fried, split-pea bread, called bara. […]

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