The creamy base for this soup is the red lentils. It comes together quickly and has those lovely East Indian flavors, making a tasty meal for any day of the week or a fine bowl of soup for entertaining. This delicious soup serves up well with some whole-wheat pita pockets filled with tomato, avocado, lettuce, cucumber, and sweet onion–whatever suits your family’s taste buds. If you happen to have a dicer, it will make short and perfect work of prepping the onion, carrots and potatoes. I’m not a gadget person (one good knife usually suits me just fine), but the bit of money spent on this tool is well worth it!