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Sambhariyu Shaak

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.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: gujarati
Servings: 4 serving


  • 10~12 Tendli
  • 6 Baby Potatoes, peeled
  • 1 Small Sweet potato, peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 4 Baby Eggplants
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida/ Hing

For the Stuffing:

  • ¼ cup Grated Fresh Coconut
  • ½ cup Cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Coriander
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chili powder
  • 2 Green Chilies, finely chopped
  • 1" Ginger piece, finely grated
  • 1 ~ 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons Chickpea flour/ Besan
  • To taste Salt


Prep the Veggies:

  • Remove the ends of the tendli and make a vertical slit in the middle. Remove the stalks of the eggplant and make a criss-cross slits in the bottom.

Prepare the Stuffing:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients listed under stuffing. Mix well, taste and adjust the seasoning.

Make Shaak:

  • 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.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add the asafoetida and cook for a few seconds. Add all the vegetables and the stuffing along with ¼cup water. Mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Serve hot with rotlis or even rice.


Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 1076mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 4955IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg
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