To prepare the masala blend grated coconut, cumin seeds, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, salt & black pepper corns. Boil the Arhar Dal (Pigeon Pea) with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder. In a deep saucepan or kadhai, heat oil. Add chopped shallots & garlic. Shallow fry this for around 4-5 mins in low heat….