You can substitute toor dal with any other lentils, the faster to cook masoor dal or even soaked split green moong or soaked whole masoor. I’ve added pumpkin to add a bit of body to the soup and something to chew on, so it feels more wholesome. Potato, zucchini, corn or peas are good substitutes for pumpkin.
I have held back on the spices but you can go ahead and add a pinch of garam masala or all-spice mix, or a sliced green chilli to this for more heat.
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