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baigan choka

[ bahy-guhn choh-kuh ]

noun

, Caribbean Cooking.
  1. a spicy dish of roasted eggplant, usually mashed with roasted tomatoes and peppers and served as a side dish or spread.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of baigan choka1

First recorded in 2005–10; from Trinidadian Hindustani choka baigan (also bhaigan, baingan) “eggplant,” ultimately from Sanskrit vātigagama (also vātingaṇa ) + choka (also chokha) “mashed vegetables (roasted or boiled),” equivalent to standard Hindi cōkhā, “pure, genuine, excellent, delightful, sharp (knife, sound), dish of spiced vegetables,” from Sanskrit cokṣa

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