For the dough
: Combine 1/3 cup warm water (110 degrees F) with the honey
and yeast in a small bowl. Let sit until foamy, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in another bowl, mix together the flour, cumin, curry powder, salt and turmeric. Make a small well in the center of the dry ingredients and gradually pour in the wet ingredients. Stir until a firm dough is formed, adding an additional tablespoon or so of warm water if the dough is too dry.
the dough until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes, then transfer to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a towel. Let the dough rise for an hour in a warm place.
Meanwhile, for the filling: Coat the bottom of a medium pot with the vegetable oil and set over medium-high heat. Add the onions
and saute until translucent and aromatic
, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and saute 1 minute more. Add the curry powder, cumin, allspice
and bay leaf
and cook for another 30 seconds to toast the spices
. Add the chickpeas
and stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer
until the liquid has thickened and the chickpeas are tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Season with salt.
For the slaw: Combine the cilantro, carrot
, green mango
and black pepper in a large bowl. Toss with the lime
juice and season with salt. Set aside until ready to serve.
Once the dough has risen, pinch it into six pieces and roll the pieces into golfball-size balls (roughly 1 3/4-inch). Transfer to a greased baking sheet and cover with a damp towel. Leave to rest for 15 minutes. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each ball into a 1/8-inch-thick oblong disc.
Fill a deep frying pan
with 1 to 2 inches of vegetable oil
and heat the oil to 350 degrees F over medium-high heat.
In batches, shallow-fry the discs of dough until golden but still pliant, 30 to 45 seconds per side. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined baking sheet and season.
Top each disc with a spoonful of curried chickpeas and a spoonful of slaw, then fold it over the filling. Serve with chutney
and hot sauce on the side, and have lots of napkins ready.
Cook's note: If you've got one, use a mandolin to slice the vegetables for the slaw.
If your yeast doesn't foam
after 5 minutes, it means it has died. Start over with fresh yeast.