Taken From the Sept. 1977 Brijabasi Spirit: Recipe Given by Bhokta dasa   

Well, here’s one you can offer to Krsna and serve at your next feast— and be expecting a big crowd!  This recipe will serve from 6 to 8 people. Start out by collecting the fol­lowing ingredients:
1 med. cabbage—diced
4 zucchinis—sliced /4″ rounds
1 green pepper—diced
2 hot banana peppers—diced
2 lbs. tomatoes —quartered
1/4 cup ghee (clarified butter)
1 tablespoon mustard seeds
1 tablespoon whole anise seeds
1 teaspoon asafoetida—(fresh)
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
2  fresh chili pepper
1 tablespoon fresh coriander seeds the juice of 3 lemons  
2 tablespoons salt              
1 cup light brown sugar            
Now, heat the ghee in a pan and then add  the mustard seeds, anise seeds and cumin. Fry until these are dark in color, then add the asafoetida and chilis. Sauté the green and hot peppers. Add the zucchini and cabbages and proceed to cook the preparation down a little while. Then add the tomatoes, along with coriander and salt. Cook until the zucchini is tender and the cabbage is clear. Add lemon juice and brown sugar, and you’re ready to offer to the Supreme Lord!

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One tablespoon mustard seeds…
one teaspoon asafoetida..!?

One might want to start off with
a tiny fraction of those quantities,
and work up from there in subsequent


Spicing is always a matter of personal taste. It is also a matter of quatity of what is being spiced. This is a good bit of veggies and to me the spicing sounds fine, but I do like spicy things.

It is certainly easier to add spices later than to take them out if there is too much 🙂