The southwestern coast of India is referred to as the Malabar coast. Though it mostly runs through the state of Kerala, part of it also reach up to Karnataka and even Maharashtra. The coast is rich with coconut groves, exotic seafood and of course spices like the famous Malabar peppercorns which add a depth of flavor to the curry. Each spice is incorporated at different stages to layer the flavors a certain way. Here mustard and fenugreek seeds are first bloomed in oil, infusing their aromas into the whole dish, while dry spices are added later. The result is a rich, and nuanced curry that is sure to become a household favorite.