Heat 1 teaspoon oil, ghee or coconut oil in a pan over medium heat.
Once the oil is hot enough, add mustard seeds. Allow them to pop, and add the urad dal, red chillies and channa dal.
Add asafoetida once the lentils turn golden brown.
Now, add red chilli powder followed by curry leaves.
When the curry leaves stop splattering, add the chickpeas and stir fry over low heat for 1-2 minutes.
Add the salt and stir to mix thoroughly.
Close with a lid and cook for another minute or so.
Turn off the heat and add grated fresh coconut.
Mix well and serve.