Every year on the night of the Indian Hindu festival of Diwali, the festival of lights, this dish is a staple at my home. Served with rotis this makes for a hearty dinner. We believe that it brings abundance of wealth, good health, all round prosperity and happiness as well as year round success in all endeavours if this dish is cooked and eaten on the night of Diwali. This year I made it all by myself and it was a HUGE success! Looking forward to making this soon again.