CHICK PEAS (CHANNA) AND BHAGI/SPINACH

Bhagi is one of my personal favorites! It’s made with dasheen bush leaves/stems. Dasheen bush is also referred to as taro. Unfortunately it isn’t readily available in many countries but you can definitely replace it with spinach. YIELD: 3-4 servings INGREDIENTS: 7-8 cups (approx) dasheen bush, chopped 1/2 cup dried chickpeas 2 cups water (approx)…

CURRY CHICK PEAS AND EGGPLANT FETTUCCINE

Trinis love curry and many people also love pasta so why not combine them! Believe me, this curry pasta dish is one you will love! YIELD: 3 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 can channa, drained and rinsed 1 – 1 1/2 cup eggplant, peels and diced 1 tbsp coconut powder 1 1/2 cup water (or as needed)…

GEERA MUSHROOMS AND CHICKPEAS (CHANNA)

If you are looking for a delicious vegetarian dish, this recipe is for you! I’m going to show you today how to put together a delightful flavor packed geera mushrooms and channa! YIELD: 3-4 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 can of channa, rinsed and drained 4 oz button or white mushrooms, sliced 2 tbsp green seasoning 1/2…

KIDNEY BEAN (RED BEAN) SALAD

If you are looking for a healthy way to use kidney beans, definitely check out this recipe. INGREDIENTS: 1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 can chick peas, rinsed and drained 1 cucumber, diced 1 small red onion, diced 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp green seasoning 2 tbsp chives, chopped Salt and Black…

CHICKPEAS BURGER

INGREDIENTS: 1 tin chickpeas, drained 1 small onion 2-3 cloves garlic 1 pimento (chopped) 1/2 cup Panko Breadcrumbs 1/4 tsp JGM Products Basil 1/2 tsp JGM Products Roasted Geera/Cumin 1/2 tsp JGM Products Complete Seasoning 1/4 tsp JGM Products Cayenne Pepper (can be adjusted) Chadon Beni (culantro) or any fresh herbs (as much as you…

KACHORI/KACHOURIE RECIPE

Kachorie is a fried street food in Trinidad which consists of split peas and chick peas (channa). It’s typically enjoyed with chutney (sweet/peppery sauce). INGREDIENTS: 1 cup dried Chick peas (soaked) 1 cup split peas (soaked) 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1-2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp saffron powder 1 small onion, minced 1/2 cup…

CURRY CHANNA AND ALOO (POTATO)

Curry channa and aloo/potato is a delicious dish that everyone loves! Here is the recipe: INGREDIENTS: 3 medium size potatoes, cleaned, peeled and cubed 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas/channa (you can use tin chickpeas as well) 1 small onion, sliced hot pepper 2-3 curry leaves salt to taste 1 tbsp green seasoning (combination or garlic,…

HUMMUS

Wondering how to make a delicious hummus? Believe me… it’s super easy! Here’s my recipe: INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas/ Channa 1/2 cup tahini sauce 3 cloves garlic 1/2 – 3/4 tsp salt (can be adjusted according to your preference) 3/4 tsp cumin or JGM PRODUCTS roasted geera 1/2 tsp JGM PRODUCTS paprika 1/4…

CURRY TURKEY??? – What to do with LEFTOVER turkey!

Tis the season where there’s turkey on just about everyone’s dinner table… not to mention the large amounts of leftovers after the festivities. This easy meal idea is perfect for those, like myself, who not only dislikes wasting food but also enjoys a good West Indian curry! Take the leftover turkey and make a whole…

THE HUNT FOR DOUBLES – Episode 1 (TRINI STREET FOOD)

I’m on the hunt across Trinidad for some of the best of the best doubles. Doubles is a must have if and when you visit Trinidad and Tobago! It is a very common street food and consists of ‘bara’ (made with flour, tumeric, salt and baking powder) with curried channa (chick peas). To get the…