Trinidadian Tomato Choka

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Trinidadian Tomato Choka 
Its been a while since I made anything Trinidadian so when we had family visiting I decided to make Trinidadian Tomato Choka. This dish is simple, easy and an excellent blend of flavors. To top that most of the ingredients used in this dish were grown in our home garden. The mouthwatering combination of fresh juicy ripened tomatoes and roasted garlic makes for a simple yet tantalizing dish that is sure to leave you wanting more. The secret to this dish is the smoked flavor from the oven roasted tomatoes.  Eat tomato choka with Trinidadian dhalpuri roti, paratha or chappatis. 



Serves: 4
Ingredients:
10 tomatoes 
6-8 green chilies (chopped) (to taste)
8-10 cloves of garlic (peeled and chopped)
1 large onion peeled and finely chopped 
Salt 
Pam cooking spray 
Oil 

Method:
1. Wash and dry tomatoes. Cut a slit into each tomato. 
2. Take a cookie sheet and place tomatoes apart with equal space between each. 
3. Spray with Pam. 
4. Place cookie sheet with tomatoes in oven and cook on broil for approximately 10 mins (until cooked). 
5. Using tongs remove peel from tomatoes and place in a bowl.
6. Mash tomatoes into a paste. 
7. Heat oil in a pan. 
8. Add chopped onions and saute.
9. When onions are translucent add chopped garlic and chopped green chillies and saute. 
10. Add salt and mix well. 
11. Add sauted mixture into bowl with tomatoes and mix well. Taste and add salt if necessary. Serve hot!


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