I improvised this at home from a few other recipes. Unfortunately while I was making this I was adding spices - without measuring them - by intuition. This means that all of the amounts for the spices are estimates. I would recommend the this recipe be changed according to your preferences and that this recipe does not need to be followed to the letter. When I made this it turned out at a thicker sort of soup (sort of like daal). If you want more of a soup just add more water/stock.