Slit the brinjal into 4 with out separating the pieces and with the stalk on. Keep them in salted water. Fry the different dhals, coriander and chillies in a little oil, powder well and add the asafoetida also. Mix a little salt and water and fill the inside of the brinjal with this. Heat the remaining oil, put the filled brinjal and carefully saute well. Pour, 1 cup of water and allow the curry to simmer. Add 1/2 cup of tamarind water also and when the gravy is thick and coats the brinjal, remove from fire.