Shrimp Patties (Kolambiche Danger)

My BFF’s mom used to make these when we were studying in architecture school. Although in Marathi it’s pronounced as daan-gar, due to the way we would spell it in English we always called it danger. Just confirming there is no danger involved in eating these other than over-eating because of absolute deliciousness. 

There are few things that my mom and my BFF’s mom made absolutely delicious. These were the things I insisted on not learning to make ever. I just enjoyed eating these the way they made them. These shrimp patties are one of such things. However after moving to US, I cannot afford to travel just for the meal, right? I secretly believe that one day I would be able to do that, travel just for a meal. Till then I will learn to make these special things. 

I took inspiration for this one from All Can Cook and improved it’s efficiency for a lazy person like me by making it little easier than authentic. I am convinced the taste is not affected with my shortcuts. Please try and tell me if it is.

Also stay tuned for complete westernized version of the same. 

For these great patties you will need:  

  • 1 cup small shrimps, peeled and deveined. If you get the large ones, just chop them.
  • 1/4 cup dry coconut
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp tamarind paste
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp oil to fry


  1. Mix all the ingredients except for oil in a mixing bowl
  2. Heat the pan with a thin layer of oil
  3. Make small balls of the mixture and flatten them to form patties and fry 3-4 at a time on medium heat. Flip them when one side is cooked and looks brown, then cook on the other side.
  4. They can be eaten as snacks or make a wonderful side for dinner. I had them with pan fried okra and polenta, yummmm!

Things to be careful: 

  • If you are not confident of your frying skills, do it on simmer.
  • Sometimes the shrimps are salty, so use salt carefully.


  1. lynda says:

    looks great!! I like what you have done here!! Looking forward for more.

    • The Global Chef says:

      Thanks Lynda! I love Goan and Malvani food more than my life, so I refer to your blog ALL the time. Great work.

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