Rinse the leaves, pat dry using paper towels, and then pull the leaves away from the steam using thumb and index fingers. Discard the stems.
Wash and rinse the lentils, add 1 cup of water and pressure cook them for 10-15 mins until the lentils are soft and mushy. They can also be cooked in a slow cooker, crockpot or stove-top.
While the lentils are cooking, grind fresh coconut, garlic, red chilies cumin and rice flour together to a fine paste using a tablespoon of water.
Heat a heavy bottom pot on medium heat. Add ghee and the finely ground spice paste. Cook for 1-2 minutes stirring frequently. Add drumstick leaves and cook them for another 2 minutes.
Whisk the cooked lentils, add turmeric to it and add it to the pot. Add salt and cook until the lentils come to a full boil. Turn the heat off and the lentils are ready to be served with hot rice or parathas.