Friday, July 30, 2010

Dangar / Seafood(clams/oysters/shrimp) Cutlets

Last few weeks have been very hectic as we were busy packing and moving from west coast to east coast of Canada to a new city. Just settling down in our new home here in Toronto.

Today I am posting a recipe for seafood cutlets called as Dangar in konkani.
Dangar is nothing but a simple seafood cutlet mainly using shell fish like clams(tisryo/khube) or oysters(kaalva) or shrimp.

I make these oyster dangar quite often specially when I have guests over for dinner.
I get huuuuuuuuuge oysters(palm size) here in Canada or I just chop them into small pieces and then use them.

1 cup chopped oysters,
1/2 onion chopped fine,
1 medium sized tomato , chopped fine,
1-2 green chillies, chopped fine,
6-7 tbsp chickpea flour/besan
4 tbsp rava,
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves,
2 tbsp grated coconut,
salt to taste,
1/2 tsp turmeric powder/haldi powder,
1/2 tsp garam masala.
oil for shallow frying.


  • Mix all the ingredients except the oil.

  • Heat a skillet on medium high heat and drizzle a tea spoon of oil, not too much.

  • Pour 2 tbsp of batter and spread slightly to make a small pancake like round shape.

  • Fill the skillet with these cutlets (according to how many you can fit on the pan).

  • Drizzle a couple of teas spoons of oil around the cutlets.

  • After 4 minutes use a spatula to flip the cutlet on the other side.

  • Cook for 2 minutes, then take off heat.

  • Dangar ready to be dunked in ketchup or to accompany a typical Goan meal of rice, dal/fish curry.


Adjust the besan and rava to get the desired consistency. Omit rava for a gluten free version.

Add more green chillies for a fiery version.

Once the ingredients are mixed together, prepare and fry the cutlets immediately or else the whole mixture turns into a pulp as the tomatoes and onions release water.


  1. Hope you have settled down properly Mayuri. shifting that too with kids is very hectic...take your time. the cutlets look great. My husband loves this kinda dishes.

  2. Hey Sayantani, Thats very true, shifting with little kids is very hectic. The cutlets are very quick n easy to make.