Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Udadache Daangar

There are actually three meanings for the word "Daangar" in Malvani/Marathi. You understand the meaning based on the reference. First meaning is a "cutlet" like seafood preparation. Second meaning is red pumpkin or bhopLa and the third meaning is a side dish or raita prepared with urad daal flour. Today, I am featuring the third daangar - urad daal flour raita. I want to warn you that this dish may require an acquired taste.
Readymade daangar peeth/flour is available in many Konkani/Malvani stores in Mumbai.

Udadache Daangar
Urad Flour Chutney/Raita
1 cup urad daal flour
salt to taste
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 cup red onion, finely minced
1 green chili, finely minced
2-3 sprigs cilantro (optional), finely minced
1 cup buttermilk - use more if needed
1/2 tbsp. oil
1/2 tsp asafetida
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1. Roast urad daal flour on a low heat till it is a shade darker.
2. Pour in a bowl.
3. Add salt, powders and buttermilk.
4. Make sure that there are no lumps.
5. Add onion, chili and cilantro - if using
6. Add the tempered oil.
7. Serve as a chutney with the main meal.
Note -
1. This "chutney" may require an acquired taste.
2. You may need to add more buttermilk, as it goes on absorbing flour, especially if it made too much in advance.


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