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Why I Love This Recipe

Caribana is fast approaching, I can't wait for my yearly dose of doubles!!

Ingredients You'll Need

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon gheera (cumin)
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1 teaspoon yeast
1/3 cup warm water
1/4 tsp sugar
Oil for frying

Filling (Curried Channa):
1 14 oz channa, tinned
1 tablespoon curry powder
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, sliced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tsp ground geera (cumin)
1 tsp Pepper sauce
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper


1 tsp black pepper

In a large bowl combine the flour, salt, curry powder and gheera.

In a separate small bowl place the warm water, sugar and yeast and set to sponge for 5 minutes.

To the flour, add the yeast mixture and enough water to make a slightly firm dough.

Mix well, cover with a damp cloth and allow to rise for 1 1/2 hours.

For the filling, heat the oil in a heavy skillet, add onion, garlic and 1 heaped tablespoon of curry powder mixed with 1/4 cup water.

Sauté for a few minutes.

Add the channa, stir to coat well and cook for five minutes

Add 1 cup water, gheera, salt and pepper; cover, lower heat and simmer until the peas are very soft (20-30 minutes).

When the channa is finished it should be moist and soft.

Add pepper sauce and season to taste with additional salt if desired.

For the bara: The dough should be punched down and allowed to sit for 10 to 15 minutes.

To shape the bara, take 1 tablespoon of the dough and flatten to a round, 4 or 5 inches in diameter.

Use oil to moisten palms of your hands so that the dough won’t stick to them

Fry the baras in hot oil until puffy (about 15 seconds per side), turn once and drain on kitchen paper

When all are cooked, fill with channa by placing a heaping tablespoon of the cooked filling on each bara, covering with another to form a sandwich.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

I had to google channa, after I read that it is white chick peas, the recipe sounds really good. Thanks for posting something new to try.

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