I have not made this recipe, but the chef Aarti S suggested adding 2 tsp of malted vinegar (or apple cider vinegar) at the end of cooking to expose the flavors
Made exactly as described and my family gobbled it up. Delicious. Not hard to make, quick prep.
My picky hubby who is not a lover of spices loved this. I'm definitely going to make it again, some time soon.