This is a popular vegetarian dish in Kerala, South India. It's made during the festivals and is an extremely nutritious and tasty curry that's rich in antioxidants and vitamins. What's vital to the dish, however, is the process of frying the coconut in the end to season the dish. This imparts a unique flavour and aroma to this curry.
followed the directions except I had to substitute a different dal. It was ok. - 16 Mar 2016 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)