Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Caribbean Tomato Choka

Chokas are simple rustic preparations of vegetables, used as a side dish or filling for breakfast, often served with flatbread or sada roti, prepared in hot pan just like our parathas...These dishes originated with the Indian immigrants in Trinidad and Guyana and among the Trinis its now quite a delicacy, can be prepared very easily though they are not difficult recipes. All these dishes can be refrigerated and reheated very well. Chokas can be very much prepared with eggplants, tomatoes or either with peppers..I tried out the easy and quick chokhas with tomatoes which is grilled and spiced with pounded garlic and hotpeppers tossed with olive oil and serve with finely chopped onions and with some fresh herbs..




3nos Tomatoes
2nos Garlic cloves
1no Hot peppers (i used thai red peppers)
1tbsp Olive oil
1tsp Basil leaves (chopped)
Salt
1/4no Onion (chopped finely)

Grill the tomatoes for 20minutes in overn turn them twice in between...peel the tomatoes and smash them, meanwhile pound the garlic and pepper as fine paste, add this paste to the mashed tomato, followed by chopped onions,olive oil, chopped basil leaves,salt and mix everything well..

Serve with any flat bread or sada roti (stay tuned will be posting soon)..

32 comments:

notyet100 said... Reply To This Comment

we prepare this tooo ;-)

Swarna said... Reply To This Comment

Something different and new dish and as always tempting...me wanna ask u something ...do u ever happen to repeat ur dish at home ?? I doubt.. u r amazing... so many recipes....

Nostalgia said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds wonderful.. good to learn about this new dish

prasu said... Reply To This Comment

lovely post dear..........

Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

Nice recipe...can have it as a soup too..

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds simple and delicious !

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

Simple and yummy dish Priya... lovely color

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

sounds interesting and a completely new dish...seems delicious,thanks for sharing it priya

priya said... Reply To This Comment

Completely new to me...sounds interesting and delicious, dear!

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

One of the popular Indian trinidad recipe! Looks pretty good!

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

Such an interesting story dear...different and delicious dish Priya :)

SE(Denufood) said... Reply To This Comment

simple and delisious..i love anything tomato!!!

munchcrunchandsuch said... Reply To This Comment

wow,this is amazing Priya..I never knew of this.looks so gud

Priya Sriram said... Reply To This Comment

Wow thats a wonderful new dish Priya! :) Amazing!

RV said... Reply To This Comment

Everytime I open my reader I have atleast 20 unread items from your blog.. You are so quick in posting recipes and am loving the variations you bring into each recipe...

Cooking Foodie said... Reply To This Comment

This was a general knowledge + yum recipe post...
how do you come up with all these dishes :)

Sarah Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

this is new to me..Sounds amazing and looks really inviting..

Preety said... Reply To This Comment

that looks yummy

Malar Gandhi said... Reply To This Comment

Very unique...never heard of it, b'4 looks too good, must be tasteee as well.

LG said... Reply To This Comment

Looks tempting..Chokas are always yumm to eat with roti/Parantha.

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

????????? sounds interesting and new to me.

Veggie Belly said... Reply To This Comment

A novel recipe. Sounds delicious!

Abhilash said... Reply To This Comment

I am always astonished by the names you guys give to the dishes. I have never heard about chokas but chaukas and chakkas :)... kidding

The dish looks good and I hope since it can be used with parathas I am gona like it.

Varunavi said... Reply To This Comment

Quite different dish and never heard of it.

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy......

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

I just prepare a similar tasting one just with garlic and tomato :) This sounds interesting! Looking forward to your sada roti!

Sreelekha Sumesh said... Reply To This Comment

Nice recipe..Never heard anything like this.

Akal's Saappadu said... Reply To This Comment

that's a yummy dip, must be great on tortillas too :)

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

yummy.I missed this .Perfect with roti

Shri said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome!I know you are one of those who will have quite a few dishes posted by the time I start my blog hopping which I do it every couple of days..But you are amazing!!

kothiyavunu said... Reply To This Comment

New wonderful recipe for me priya..looks fantastics!!!Thanks for sharing dear

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

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