Cholar Dal

1 cup toor dal (tuvara parippu)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder  
A bay leaf
1 tbsp oil + 1 tsp ghee
A bay leaf
A cinnamon stick
3 cloves
3 cardomoms
1 dried red chilli
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
A piece of ginger (chopped & crushed)
2 green chillies (half slit)
1/4 tsp tumeric powder 
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
2 tbsp grated coconut
10 cashew nuts
10 raisins

Pressure cook lentils with turmeric powder & a bay leaf.
Heat oil in a pan & fry the spices.
Then add crushed ginger & half slit green chillies.
Fry for a while & then add turmeric powder & salt.
Add the cooked dal, stir & cook for a while.
Remove from fire.
Heat oil  in a pan.
Fry coconut to light golden brown .
Then add cashew nuts & raisins
Add this  to the prepared dal curry & stir.
Serve with rice.