Caribbean Doubles

Caribbean Doubles

Caribbean Doubles is a trendy street food on Trinidad & Tobago. You can find them all over the islands. It's a dish made with garbanzo beans (meat optional) and served on two, overlapping small flatbreads, hence its name “Doubles”. Though, the real deal - and heat - comes from the toppings.
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 3


Shopping list

  • 2 cans garbanzo beans rinsed, 31 oz total
  • 1 can pineapple chunks drained (keep the liquid), 20 oz
  • 1 bunch cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 English cucumber grated
  • 8-16 Flat bread of your choice (e.g. naan or Mexican tortilla)

You might have

  • 5 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 1-3 lime for juice
  • oil
  • salt and pepper

Culinary Spice Kit Ingredients

  • Pouch [1] Toasted cumin, amchoor, turmeric, yellow mustard, curry leaves, fenugreek, onion, ginger, coriander, cayenne, cilantro, garlic, cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon
  • Pouch [2] Habanero chili pepper



  • Mix pineapples with 1/4 cup cilantro and half of the garlic.
  • Add to taste: pineapples can liquid, lime juice, Double Spices [2], and salt.
  • Cover and let rest for 1/2-2 hours.

In a large POT

  • Heat 2 tbsp oil. Add shallots and half of the garlic.
  • Fry over medium heat until the shallots turn translucent.
  • Stir-in Doubles Spices [1]. Add garbanzo beans, 1 1/4 cup of water, and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Cover and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 15 minutes.
  • Mash some of the beans with a fork or potato masher.
  • Add 1 tbsp cilantro. Cook over low heat for another 5 minutes.

In a PAN

  • Quickly fry the bread with some oil.


  • Serve beans on bread, topped with pineapples and cucumbers.
  • Enjoy!