A very South Indian dish that is quick to make and easy on the stomach.
I'm Indian and HADto jump in when curry leaves are replaced with curry powder. That's like substituting creole seasoning for sage leaves in a brown butter sauce! The only thing common between curry powder and curry leaves is that first word. Curry leaves serves the purpose of an aromatic. When fried in oil, you will notice they crisp up, not wilt. If you can't find curry leaves, it is best to just skip that ingredient or substitute it with cilantro. Please, not curry powder!! - 21 Aug 2012 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Replaced curry leaves with 1.5 teaspoons of curry powder. Yummy! - 04 Nov 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was really good! My husband is a fan of Indian food so I thought I'd give it a try. I was skeptial since I have yet to find a way to like any kind of lentil. Well, it looks beautiful and it tastes great and it was easy to prepare - even for a newbie like me. - 23 Feb 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)