Clock Struck Twelve
Snack time for the day
Doubles, Doubles at Ali’s Place.
One doubles, Plenty of Pepper, for
Tasty and delicious –
I wanted more, But the line was too long –
Bara put together one top of the other,
Filled with chana and plenty of pepper.
rapped in brown paper.
Nutritional and healthy
As dhaal and baath. It pleased my appetite.
Pounded flour,deep fried.
Chana cooked with secret herbs and spices.
A little saffron , colour and taste.
Invented in Trinidad
Over 170 years , with secrets guarded Nationally.
Foreigners may know the taste
Only locals can create.
no one must know the secrets of our National Sandwich
Its the pride and history of our heritage.
— Vassan Ramracha.