Don't feel like cooking breakfast or dinner? Here's an easy recipe that I absolutely love to make. The way I like to make bake and sardine choka requires no cooking and can be prepared in under five minutes ( provided you have all the ingredients at hand) Ready!
A Convenient Meal
Sardine choka goes well with roti, bake or bread. I've never tried it with rice but I'm sure it tastes good the same. Since I've known myself this has been a favourite and a regular on the "menu" at home. I can still see it now ....the tin of Brunswick Sardines..... the aroma of the freshly chopped onions...the ripe juicy tomatoes .. the piping hot bake wrapped in a towel; already cut and waiting....And this was washed down with some hot cocoa tea...not the commercial kind but real homemade chocolate....All this on a Saturday morning. Those were the days!!..Set!
I can't put a finger on it but there's something about the lemon juice, onions and the pepper that
works with the sardine to make sardine choka such a delicious dish. And perhaps take you on a journey into the past for just a while. Could it be true that there's a type of memory connected to your tastebuds? I mean there are certain dishes that does this to me, taking me straight to my childhood ...Like in Ratatouille; remember coming to the end what happened to the food critic when he tasted the food? That's what I'm talking about.
I think I will have to look into this because there are some dishes that do this to me. Has this ever happened to you? We may be on to something. Anyhow here's my humble but tasty Sardine Choka. Enjoy! Go!
Bake and Sardine Choka
BAKE AND SARDINE CHOKA
1 tin sardine
1 tomato, chopped
2 slices of onion, Chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
salt to taste
pepper to taste
For the bake recipe click here.
The bake; piping hot as usual and on a kitchen towel.
Add the chopped onion, chopped tomatoes and the salt.
Using the back of a fork crush the sardine and mix . Add pepper to taste and mix. The finished sardine choka
Ok we've come to the end of another wonderful post....by the way; today I felt a little playful with my writing...Did you notice ready, set, go? if it didn't click the first time read the post again and have some fun. Anyhow! Ah gone. See you Friday please God! <----(when last you heard that trini expression?)Don't forget to leave your comment about Bake and Sardine Choka.
- 1 tin sardine in brine drained
- 1 to mato chopped
- 2 slices of onion Chopped
- 1 ½ tablespoon lemon juice
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Using the back of a fork crush the sardine and add the onion, the tomatoes and the salt. Mix the ingredients. Add pepper to taste and mix one last time
i make the same preparation with a bit of garam masala thrown in too....and we call it chokha which is made mostly with roasted veggies...
the presentation is nice and reminds me of one of my earlier posts....check out...http://healthfooddesivideshi.blogspot.com/2009/05/low-fat-mashed-potatoes-with-multigrain.html
I'm really in awe to see how close our cooking are. Does the word chokha have an English translation?
yes it means a mash ..or mre aptly it is a salsa like dish....you can see my recipes....posts...http://healthfooddesivideshi.blogspot.com/2009/01/tamatar-ka-bharta-or-tomato-salsa.html...and this one...http://healthfooddesivideshi.blogspot.com/2009/01/baingan-bharta.html
we call this kind of recipes bharta in the north of india....chokha in the states of UP n bihar and the low fat versions are simply put as salsa as they have western elements.
Wait a minute nah man.I make sardine all dee time ..an it take me very long to prepare it...why is dat..because i clean it very good..take out dee guts first..scrape dee sardine skin off..wash it briefly under cold water..then add dee onion's tomatoe a pinch of vegetable oil salt ..whole pepper ..an of course a lime...
Thank you for your comment. I am always interested in hearing how other people prepare their sardine.
i tried your method not bad at all.