I used 1 T curry powder and 1 T garam masala (I had no curry paste)and 5 small fresh frozen tomates. The broth didn't thicken, but the dish was easy and very tasty. We will definitely have it again. There is one typo, it doesn't clearly state that the lentils go in the meat mixture. The yogurt sauce is a nice addition. It reminded us of meals we had when we visited Turkey.