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Appears in
Sweet Hands: Island Cooking from Trinidad and Tobago

By Ramin Ganeshram

Published 2018

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This popular breakfast food of spiced chickpeas served between two pieces of fried dough is also a late-night favorite after a good “lime,” the Trini term for “hanging out.” On Friday and Saturday nights, smart doubles vendors take to their open-air stands to serve hungry revelers seeking a midnight snack.



  • cup warm water (100–110°F)
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
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Make Dough

1 Place the warm water, sugar, and yeast in a small bowl. Set aside until the mixture bubbles, about 1 to 2 minutes.

2 In a large bowl combine the flour, salt, turmeric, cumin, and black pepper. Stir in the yeast mixture and add additional lukewarm water as needed, about ½ cup, until the mixture comes together into slightly firm dough. Kn