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.
A very flavourful and creamy soup but for my family the amount of seasoning was overbearing. Next time I will use half the amounts of seasonings. I didn't soak the lentils for 24 hours but otherwise followed the recipe. Thank you for the recipe. - 03 Oct 2015 (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)