Enjoy this hearty soup made with toor and sweet potatoes. I like it a little spicy but feel free to experiment with the seasonings and garnishes.
I use Toor dal, which is the most widely used dal in the country. You could also substitute chane ki dal (yellow split peas) in a pinch.
Though this takes several steps, the results are well worth it. We actually completed the recipe in less than an hour, and used a hand-blender instead of mashing the sweet potatoes & lentils. The flavors are perfect together-hearty, nutritious and spicy(but not too). One of the most delicious soups we have made from an allrecipes.com recipe. Thanks! - 20 Oct 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I used a can of diced tomatoes with jalepeno peppers since I didn't have either ingredient and this worked out well. I also sauteed some garlic and ginger with the onions and added extra black and cayenne pepper. I blended all of the ingredients using an immersion blender (which is the best investment if you like to make soups and smoothies). Soup turned out wonderfully! - 27 Mar 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
The taste is great! I used yellow split peas for lack of yellow lentils, and that may be why I needed extra liquid in this! I'll be making this again! - 13 Jan 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)