Caribbean Recipes – Baigan Choka


News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 11, 2018: This week, we bring you a unique Caribbean recipe that is especially known in parts of Guyana and Trinidad. It’s baigan choka or roasted eggplant. Here’s the recipe.

INGREDIENTS

1 large eggplant

4 garlic cloves

1 medium tomatoes (seeded and cut into 6 wedges)

1⁄4 cup onion, finely chopped

2 teaspoons vegetable oil

1⁄8 teaspoon scotch bonnet pepper (minced) (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Wash eggplant and make slits in it with a knife.

Peel garlic cloves and stick into the slits made in the eggplant.

Insert tomato wedges into the slits.

Rub the eggplant with a teaspoon of oil.

Roast over an open flame (for example, a gas cooker) until soft. Do not grill because the taste will not be the same. The open flame imparts a smokey…

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