2 pints water
9 ounces chana dhal (also called Bengal gram lentils), thoroughly cleaned
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 heaped teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon garam masala
2 to 3 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons mustard oil, unsalted butter or ghee
5 green cardamom pods, lightly crushed
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
1 to 2 dried red chiles
2 dried bay leaves
1 (1/2-inch) piece cinnamon stick
3 heaping tablespoons flaked or desiccated coconut or 1/4 small fresh coconut, flesh chopped into small cubes
I have done away with fresh coconut because dried is so much easier, but if you have the time, fresh coconut is tastier.
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