Lentil Soup / Sprouts soup

Black Chana  1/2 cup                                      1 teaspoon ginger
mixed sprouts 1/2 cup                                     2-3 lemon grass sticks
5 cups water                                                    1 green chili
1 teaspoon cornflour                                       salt to taste
4-5 baby corn sliced                                        10 mushrooms sliced
1 carrot sliced                                                   1 teaspoon lemon juice or to taste
1 tablespoon oil                                                1/2 teaspoon freshly crushed pepper

Soak the black chana overnight. Mix sprouts with soaked channa along with its water. Add more water to make it total 5 cups. Either pressure cook for 2 whistles or microwave for 4 minutes. 
Strain out the water. This forms the stock of our soup.
Boil the above stock along with lemon grass, green chili and ginger for 3 minutes. Cool and strain.  
Heat 1 tablespoon oil add bay corn saute till light brown specs appear on them. Add mushrooms, saute till water present in mushrooms dries up. Add carrots and saute for few seconds. Add the cooled and stained stock. Bring to a boil. Add lemon juice, salt and pepper powder. Mix.
Mix corn flour in little water and add to above. bring to a boil. Adjust seasoning if required. Serve hot.

Sprouts Salad
Use the left over sprouts and black chana in a salad--- simply add some cut onions, tomatoes and cucumber. 
Toss with salt, lemon juice, pepper powder and serve.  

Orange Desire

Kirti tried the Orange Desire and sent the pic.

Word of praise from Megha

HI Rajul,
 This is Megha Madhamshettiwar. I have attended ur mexican n snacks classes. In r society we had stalls for the ganapati funfare.  I had kept tacos. U wld not believe it I made a sale  of Rs 1400/- just in approx 90 mins. It was a total hit. I had people cmg an telling me time n again that it is just flawless.  Just for some tangy taste I was topping it with homemade salsa. Everyone  really freaked on it. So thanx a ton for teaching me this wonderfil dish.
Thank You

Guacamole Recipe

1 ripe avocado -- should be dark in color as light color ones can be bitter   
1 small tomato de-seeded and chopped
1/2 onion finely chopped
2 teaspoon lime juice
salt to taste 
1/4th teaspoon garlic optional

Cut open the avocado and scoop out the pulp from inside.  Mash the pulp. Add chopped tomatoes, onions, garlic,salt and lime juice. Mix well. Serve chilled with corn chips.

Mangla sends pic of Chaat

Mangla took part in a cookery competition werein she made the award winning entry of Katori chaat.
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Poonam on Chaats

Lovely Chaat..
I Tried making the Dahi Bhalla Chaat and the pani puri..I was scared about the Bhalla's turning soft..but by using the same method what Rajul thought they turned out great..also both the chutneys and pani for pani puri was very nice..My hubby loved it as well as his friends...looking forward for more mouth watering recepies....
Poonam Agrawal