Small violet brinjals - 1/4 kg
Chana dal - 3 tsps
Urad dal - 1 1/2 tsp
Daniya seeds (coriander seeds) - 3 tsps
Whole red chillies - 4
Hing (asafoetida) - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Salt as required
Mustard seeds -2 tsps
Cut brinjals into small lengths and put them in water and keep so that they do not turn black.
Take kadai and pour little oil and roast chana dal, urad dal, red chillies, daniya seeds and the curry leaves.
Now powder these items coarsely.
Now take a kadai and pour oil in it and season with mustard seeds and urad dal and hing and drain the water from the brinjal and add to the seasoning.
Now add the salt and the coarse powder masala and mix nicely.
Now close the brinjals with a lid and cook on a low flame and keep stirring off and on.
After the brinjal is cooked nicely remove from fire.
Now have hot with rasam rice or any rice of your choice.