To begin making the Goan Style Brinjal Bharta Recipe, clean the brinjal and make 4 to 5 slits keeping the brinjal intact.
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Switch off the pan and apply this oil to the brinjal. Once done, put the brinjal in the same pan and cover it with a lid.
After 2 minutes, open the lid and turn the brinjal carefully to the other side. Once it is slightly cooked from the other side, carefully insert the marble sized tamarind ball through one slit and again cover the lid.
Keep on turning the brinjal till it gets cooked on all sides. This might take 25 to 35 minutes.
Once cooked, it will turn brown and will release water. Let the brinjal remain covered until it cools down.
After cooling, peel the brinjal and discard the peel. Mash the pulp and mix it with finely chopped onions and green chillies in a bowl.
Add grated coconut, tamarind paste, salt to taste and mix everything well. Once done, add finely chopped coriander leaves, mix well and it is ready to be served.
Serve Goan Brinjal Bharta Recipe along with Steamed Rice, Goan Moolyacho Ross and Amlechi Uddamethi Recipe for a comforting and delicious lunch.