SnS this one is for you
The story of the potato..
SnS in her comment on the Bhindi story asked me I wonder what story you’ll come up with if she asked about potato! 😀 :D’
So one day the vegetables all were showing off on what is better in them and what is better in them
The palak said ‘ look at me..I am nice and green..I have tons of iron and most mothers ask their children to eat me..and I am so yummy with a dose of paneer.’
The bhindi said ‘arey look at me….everyone loves me when I am nice and fried or even when I am filled with masala..and most mothers make their children eat me because I provide the right nutrients for brain development…you know RM’s patty used to tell her to eat bhindi because she would become good in maths’ *Errr…but RM didnt eat me well..thats why her maths is so bad!*
The cauliflower said ‘ arey I am supposed to be a cancer growth of the cabbage, but I am nice and flowery…you can make yummy manchurian out of me and I provide the right amount of vitamins and other nutrients to the body’
The tomato said ‘arey look at me juicy and red..and I make the basis of so many gravies..so I am the best’
Slowly all the vegetables were showing off their qualities and then someone started laughing at the potato…hahahahah potato look at you..lumpy and without shape and a dull brown colour..and once your skin is removed you cant even keep yourself white…
The potato was sad for a while and then he thought..arey why not…I am great too..didnt God tell me that everyone has a special quality hidden in them…
So the potato said..wait wait wait vegetables….without me, most of you would taste bland..I provide substance and richness to all the veggies made in this world..what about boiled potato..thats so good for health..and fried potato chips or fingers..everyone loves them..and I am added to most bhaji to provide that extra zing…so what if I am lumpy and brown, I am so easy to cut…you can even use me with my skin..I am the first choice if there is no other veggie at home and most people add me to all bhajis…you dont need to store me in the fridge and I can stay good for days together…you can fry me, boil me, roast me, toast me, make parathas out of me and make yummy bhaji out of me…and being white is not everything in life….even if I turn black, my taste is just as yummy…I am so cool!
and then all the vegetables felt bad for making fun of the potato..they said ‘we are sorry potato, you are right..you are definitely an important part of the kitchen’
The potato said ‘arey all of us are important and we all have our good qualities….no one is superior to anyone..God made all of us different and gave us special qualities because we all are special’
All the vegetables were happy and clapped their hands at the potato..
so there you go SnS..Is this upto your satisfaction?
and Tharani this one is for you
since you wrote in the previous post that ‘RM do you love me too, i want a tomato story’
In very early times, tomatoes were rock solid which needed to be cut like you cut apples and wood apples..
One day a tomato was sitting very sadly by the fruit market…so God came and asked him..what happened tomato why are you so sad?
Tomato said, you know bhagwan, the vegetables say I am a fruit and the fruits say I am a vegetable…finally both the groups dont seem to want me…I have no friends 😦
So God says ‘arey tomato dont you understand you are unique…you can blend with the fruits also and you can blend with the vegetables also’
Tomato says ‘but God, I dont want to be unique, I want to be a part of a group…I hate being alone…
So God says ‘is that so? are you sure?
Tomato says ‘yes yes…I want to be a part of some group’
God says ‘okie Tomato so I am going to change you into a soft, slightly sour vegetable which will form the basis of all curries and you will be renowned in the world for giving colour and substance to the food world’
Tomato was very happy he said ‘saachmein God, you will do it?‘
God says ‘yes yes, but you must promise that you will happily blend with any vegetable, while you can retain your taste, you will promise to enhance the taste of the other vegetable and if you are mixed with onion and ginger and garlic, you will not act pricey
Tomato agreed..he said of course of course God, thank you So much
so when the tomato went to meet up with the vegetables, they were very surprised to see his appearance…wow tomato you have become nice and soft and you even taste a bit sour…
The vegetables then started fighting that with whom will the tomato blend the best as a gravy..the cauliflower said with me, while the peas said with me, the bhindi said no no with me…
The tomato was very happy so he said wait wait friends, I like all of you…I promise that whoever takes me with you for making a curry, I will blend with all of you….anyone can add tomato to their curry for a tangy taste and I promise no vegetable will taste bad with a dash of tomato…
And so the tomato became popular and he became great friends with all the vegetables 🙂