Grind the coconut and coriander seeds with very little water to a fine paste.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and let them pop. Then add the onions and sauté.
Add the tomatoes after the onions become transparent and cook until the tomatoes become mushy.
Now add the turmeric and chilly powder, give it a nice stir.
Wash, pat-dry and remove the stem of the brinjals and make a deep "+" mark in each of them. Stuff the coconut paste in each brinjal..
Then add them to the onion-tomato masala..
Saute the brinjals for 2-3 minutes, then add the remaining coconut paste..
Add enough water and salt and let it boil nicely.
Once the brinjals are soft and the gravy reaches your desired consistency, switch off the stove, add the sugar and cilantro.
Simple and delicious brinjal chops is ready to serve. It goes well with roti as well as rice.