Wash the palak well.
Boil the moong dal in microwave with just enough water to cover the dal. Cook for around 5 minutes. Else, boil in water for around 8 minutes.
Add 1/2 onion, 3 sliced chillies and a little kadipatta to the frying pan. Fry till onion is slightly brown. Then add shredded coconut (1/4 coconut), salt and turmeric and fry for a while.
Once water is drained its done.