NEW DELHI: Over one lakh supporters who turned up at Ramlila Maidan on Sunday were treated to the gourmet cooking of 'Anna ki Rasoi' - what started as a small kitchen with 20 volunteers has transformed overnight into a unit capable of feeding over one lakh people.

The breakfast menu had tea, puri and sabji while the lunch was an option between rajma-chawal and chhole-chawal . Daal-chawal , along with chhole-kulche and rajma, was served for dinner.

Sanjay Sharma, one of the organizers, said: "We wanted to make sure that enough food was available for the protesters and started a phone campaign to try and get more volunteers. But we didn't expect the kind of response we got from the people supporting Anna. Currently, it's impossible to count the number of people who are actually helping us out but even by a conservative estimate , at least 100 volunteers are engaged in it."

The kitchen is being run by independent catering units. Narender Goel, another organizer who runs a catering unit for pilgrims going to Amarnath, said: "This is a historic moment for us and we are not here to make money. We are essentially trying to do what we can to help Anna in his fight against corruption. We are not here to make money; we just want to give tasty, healthy food for those fighting with us."

The finances of the kitchen are being managed through donations coming in from the supporters.

"The maximum donation we have got from one person was Rs 15,000 from a lawyer who had come with his wife. But people are giving whatever they can and till now it's been enough," Goel said.

Sohan Sigh, who works with a hotel, turned up at Ramlila Maidan with two sacks of daal and one sack of tea after receiving the message from the organizers. Singh said he had been approached by scores of people who offered to give kitchen ingredients.

"Ours is going to be a very dynamic menu. Even we don't know what we will offer tomorrow. While items such as rice and tea will be staple, other things will change according to the kind of ingredients we get. Someone just called and said he would bring noodles; so we might even be offering some oriental cuisine tomorrow ," he said.