BM# 63: Journey through the Cuisines 

Week 3: Gujarati Cuisine 

Day 19: S for Sambhariya Shaak

Today’s Gujarati dish is yet another traditional vegetable dish. Here the veggies are stuffed with a spicy coconut filling and then pressure cooked until cooked to perfection. Another amazing recipe from Tarla Dalal.com.


All of my recipes for this week are from Tarla Dala’s site. It has been a great resource and I love watching her videos as well. She makes even a hard recipe sound very easy to make.

After seeing lot of Gujarati Sambhariya dishes online, I’m assuming it means a stuffed dish — correct me if I’m wrong, my gujji friends. So in today’s dish, mixed vegetables like tindora (ivy gourd), eggplant, baby potatoes are stuffed and cooked with a yummy coconut stuffing. But the veggies can be easily customized to one’s likes and preferences. Pressure cooking makes making this dish a breeze to make — 2 whistles you have perfectly cooked vegetables. This dish tastes great with rotis or rice.

Recipe from Tarla Dalal.com:

Sambhariyu Shaak
Sambhariyu Shaak
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Sambhariyu Shaak is a traditional Gujarati stuffed veegtable dish. In this recipe, mixed veggies are stuffed with spicy coconut filling and then cooked to perfection.
Servings Prep Time
4 serving 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 serving 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Sambhariyu Shaak
Sambhariyu Shaak
Yum
Print Recipe
Sambhariyu Shaak is a traditional Gujarati stuffed veegtable dish. In this recipe, mixed veggies are stuffed with spicy coconut filling and then cooked to perfection.
Servings Prep Time
4 serving 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 serving 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 10 Small or medium sized Tendli (Ivy gourd or Dondakaya or Tindora)
  • 6 Baby Potatoes , peeled
  • 1 Sweet potato Small , peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 4 Eggplants Baby
  • 2 tbsps Oil
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida / Hing
For the Stuffing:
  • ¼ cup Coconut Grated Fresh
  • ½ cup Cilantro , finely chopped
  • 2 tsps Coriander Ground
  • 1 tsp Cumin Ground
  • 1 tsp Chili powder Red
  • 2 Chilies Green , finely chopped
  • 1 Ginger " piece, finely grated
  • 1 ~ 2 tsps Sugar
  • ½ tsp Turmeric
  • 2 tsps Besan (Chickpea flour)
  • To taste Salt
Servings: serving
Instructions
  1. Prep the Veggies: Remove the ends of the tendli and make a vertical slit in the middle.
  2. Remove the stalks of the eggplant and make a criss-cross slits in the bottom.
  3. Prepare the Stuffing: In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients listed under stuffing. Mix well, taste and adjust the seasoning.
  4. Stuff the tindora and eggplant with the stuffing. Place the stuffed veggies along with baby potatoes, sweet potatoes and the remaining stuffing in a mixing bowl and mix well.
  5. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add the asafoetida and cook for a few seconds.
  6. Add all the vegetables and the stuffing along with ¼cup water. Mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  7. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Serve hot with rotlis or even rice.
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0 thoughts on “Sambhariyu Shaak (Gujarati Stuffed Mixed Vegetable Curry)”

  1. What a beautifully done dish Pavani…I always enjoy these stuffed dishes, great choice..and I enjoy this so much..

  2. Yes Pavani, sambhariya is indeed a stuffed vegetable dish. You made it really well. Can I please have the platter for dinner tonight 🙂

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