Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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.
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.
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.