Editor's note: Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.


[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

This brunch is a wonderful way to start off a lazy Sunday. Lentils, simmered with aromatics, won't just fill your kitchen with wonderful enticing smells—they make a perfect dipping sauce for a side of delicate and savory sweet potato fritters.

Garam masala is a spice mixture that is popular in North Indian and South Asian cuisines. Most well-stocked spice markets should have it, but if you can't find it easily, you can try making your own. It's typically a ground mixture of peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon, cumin, and cardamom.

About the author: Sydney Oland lives in Somerville, Mass. Find more information at sydneyoland.com (or read eatingnosetotail.com)


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