This is a classic celebration dish in south India. You can think of it as a south Indian khichdi (lentils and rice). Split yellow lentils are cooked with rice, cashews, chillies, cumin, mustard seeds, asafoetida, turmeric and coconut.
Asafoetida powder and split yellow lentils (moong dal) can be found in most supermarkets and all Indian/South Asian stores. Split yellow lentils (moong dal) can be substituted for yellow split peas.
Super fluffy and delicious - 23 Nov 2015
very good tasty recipe.I make this dish very often as a single meal dish served with roasted papad and curd. Chhaya[cstopre] - 30 Oct 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
it is very good and healthy. - 07 Jan 2014 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)