कैरीची डाळ or आंब्याची डाळ
Kairichi dal and Panha ( raw mango cooler) make a perfect pair .This combination is served during the ladies haldi kumkum ceremony during month of Chaitra.
Every time I make this dal , I am reminded of elegantly dressed maharashtrian ladies, gathered together for a haldi kunkum ceremony.
I have already shared the recipe of panha in my earlier posts.
Today I am sharing the recipe of the Dal.
This preparation requires no cooking and is made from fresh ingredients and has to be consumed immediately,
It has a tangy , sweet and sour taste.
The dal used is chana dal that adds to the nutritive value owing to its high protein content.
2 cups chana dal (soak in water for 3-4 hours, then drain properly on a sieve for at least 2 hours)
2 medium sized kairis (raw mangoes), peeled and grated
4 green chillies
pinch of sugar
salt to taste
1 tablespoon oil
1 dry red chilly
Divide the dal in 2 parts,
Chop the green chillies in big pieces.
Grind the dal and chillies (in two batches) in the mixer. Take care not to make it too fine. Use the pulse mechanism . The dal should be ground very coarsely.
In a bowl, mix the grated kairi, dal, salt and sugar.
Make the tadka, cool slightly and pour on the dal mixture.
Mix well, garnish with chopped coriander and serve immediately .
Enjoy with a glass of cool kairi panha.
This time, the illustration of the recipe is by my beautiful and talented daughter, Nikita .