Heat the oil or ghee in a saucepan. Add
the onions and fry until golden. Stir in the turmeric, coriander, cumin,
chili powder, cloves and curry leaves and fry for 1-2 minutes. Add the
lamb and coconut and fry, stirring, until well browned. Pour in the
water and add the salt. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until the
lamb is tender. Transfer to a warmed serving dish and serve immediately.