Fire-roasted coconut that has been ground into a fine texture, seasoned with lots of onion, garlic, and hot pepper, served over dhal and rice, then eaten with your bare hands, is a meal you just can’t buy at a roti shop. Coconut choka is a rustic and earthy and just makes you feel like home. The method most times begins with fire-roasting then grinding, flaking, or mashing. Oil, raw onions, garlic, and hot pepper along with other spices of choice are added afterward for flavor. The result whether it is a coconut or vegetable type choka is a smoky and flavorful dish.