Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Crush each tendli lightly in a mortar-pestle. Crush garlic lightly in the same mortar-pestle.
Cut each red chilli into 4 pieces each and remove seeds.
Add cumin seeds, garlic, tendli and red chillies to the pan and sauté.
Add salt and mix. Cover and cook on medium heat till tendli is cooked. Serve hot.