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Tomato Chokha

Tomato Chokha

In Trinidad, tomato Chokha is often served as part of breakfast- but it’s actually a great side to any meal. There’s no need to peel the tomatoes before cooking them.


  • 4 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp cumin seed
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, chopped
  • Habanero, chopped or other chile, chopped
  • ½ Tbsp turmeric, ground
  • 3 lbs tomatoes, peeled and cubed
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. 1

    Heat a large pot on medium. Add oil and cumin seed. When they start to brown, incorporate onion, ginger and chile. Sauté 1 minute.

  2. 2

    Add turmeric, tomatoes, and cilantro. Salt and pepper. Stir well and bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. Stir occasionally to ensure the tomato doesn’t stick. Simmer until it is falling apart, starting to dry, and pasty, 20-30 minutes.

  3. 3

    Serve as-is or purée with a whisk.

A variation of the Trinidadian Squash Chokha from The Spice Trekkers Cook at Home