Well, maybe your friend was stunned as he could not make out as to what you were trying to say, as in a "Huh?" expression.
Vaguely speaking, tare
means 'gravy', as in a dish gravy. And also dare
means 'who'. At a moment of vagueness, your friend could have thought, "Are you calling me Mr Gravy???" or "Why are you calling me a Mr Who???"
Or it could be something else....