I've been craving curry like crazy for the past few weeks -- craving, in particular, a curried lentil salad I used to eat at Acton's in Wolfville, NS, back in university. I threw on my thinking hat a few days back and came up with my approximation, tossing in some barley to add more of a protein punch! Ingredients:
2 cups dried brown or green lentils 1 cup pot barley
1/3 cup cider vinegar 1/3 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup grapeseed oil 3 tsp salt 2 tsp garam masala 1 tsp ground pepper 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/4 tsp cayenne
Cook the lentils and barley separately, rinse with cold water and drain.
Whisk remaining ingredients together in a small bowl.
Combine lentils, barley and dressing in a large bowl. Stir and refrigerate until serving.