Another pureed soup for my husband on liquids after a few tooth extractions. :-) This one is based on one of his favorite curries, parappu - the south Indian equivalent of dahl or sambar. He wasn't allowed spicy foods, so I've swapped paprika for curry powder. If you're really adventurous, dry-roast whole spices in a skillet on very low heat until you can just start to smell the aroma and grind them in a coffee grinder instead of using bottled pre-ground spices. You can get indian curry leaves fresh in most indian stores and freeze them airtight until use.