Heat a heavy bottom pan and add 1 tsp oil and 1 cup of water to it.
Keep stirring till it becomes a dough and remove from the gas stove. Knead the dough once with oil greased hands when the dough is still warm and keep it aside.
Soak Urad dal for an hour in some water. Drain the water.
When mustard seeds crackle, add curry leaves, green chillies and saute for few seconds and then add the urad dal.
Add salt to taste and grated coconut and mix well. Transfer it in a bowl and steam it for 5 minutes. Let it cool down and make small balls of it.