How The Milk Turned To Curd – The StoryTeller in Me

So R has been making curd in our house for the past 2 weeks *Gives happy look* I am training her well eh?

Every morning after her milk and before her bath, she takes a spoon of curd from the curd patram and puts it in the milk patram gives it a nice little stir, and in the evening when we are back, we get amazingly nice curd!

So officially thats the first duty I have assigned to her as a member of the R family. I hope to increase her responsibilities in the coming years šŸ˜‰

Anyways, so she wanted to know how milk becomes curd when you add thodu sa curd into itna sara milk.

This is the tale I spun..go on laugh away

So one day there was a chotu chotu bacteria. Bahut bahut chotu.

R: Uska name kya tha

RM: errr (this girl needs a name for everything hmpf!) Lactu

R: hehehe Lactu

RM: yes Lactu

R: Acha amma, yeh bacteria kya hai? tiger?

RM: no no..bacteria is like a very very very small animal you cant see with you eyes…

R: Toh aapko kaise pata woh hai?

RM: Oh well, I have read about it when I was in school

R:Aapke teacher ne yeh story bola?

RM: Abhi story suno..and so, this Lactu was very very sad because everyone used to sad bad things about bacteria..arey arey go away from bacteria they cause fever, and illness

R: Kya illness amma?

RM: er…tummy ache aur fever aur aise sab

R: Kyun Amma

RM: Oye tereko story sunna hai ke nahi

R: okie amma

RM: So once she was sitting very very sadly when God came to meet her..God asked ‘why are you sad Lactu’ so Lactu said ‘Arey God, everyone keeps saying bacteria is bad, bacteria causes illness..isnt there just one good thing we can do so that people like us..we are not bad’

God said ‘dont worry Lactu, go find a patram of milk and you will realise’

Lactu said ‘Milk? whats that?’

God said ‘thats for you to find dear, go find it and get into it..all I can say is its liquid like water and very very yummy’

Lactu was confused..yeh kya bol rahe hain bhagwan..but she decided to go in search for milk

R: Kya karne ko Amma

RM: Arey story sun…anyways so bacteria starts walking searching for milk

She seeing a bright red liquid inside a glass bottle…she quickly rushes to the liquid and says ‘are you milk are you milk’

The liquid looks at her and says ‘please, I am not milk’ I am rose syrup..thats why I am nice and red in colour..

Lactu is a bit disappointed..oh where can I find milk

Red liquid says how do I know…and who are you anyways?

Lactu says I am bacteria..

Red liquid looks at her saying ‘go away from here, or I will fall sick’

Poor Lactu feels awful but she walks ahead

R: Woh ro rahi thi

RM: no no, she is just sad..anyways she walks ahead and she sees a nice green colour liquid in a plastic bottle

R: Arey Amma, milk toh white hota hai..usko nahi pata tha kya?

RM: no she didnt know that na..anyways she goes and asks the green liquid..are you milk?

Green liquid says ‘of course not, I am khus syrup thats why I am such a lovely soothing green..and who are you

Lactu says ‘well, I am bacteria’

Green liquid says ‘what bacteria? go away from here’

R: Kyun amma log itne rude hai?

RM: Ah well, baby, I wish everyone would think like you

anyways, so poor Lactu walks ahead until she finds a white colour liquid in a patram

Right in front of a patram are a little girl and her mother. Lactu hides behind the door and listens to them

R: Amma, door ke peeche se listen no karing na (basically she wants to say, we should listen behind doors..karing is Hindi + English)

RM: No you shouldnt..anyways, Lactu is standing there

The mother is worried ‘oh how much milk here, I dont know what to have drunk your bounvita and appa and I have had our coffee’

What do we do with so much milk?

Lactu is very happy..finally she has found milk

The girl says ‘Amma, dont worry, lets just fold our hands and pray to God, I am sure God will do something about it

Mother smiles at the little girl and says ‘okay lets do it’

Just as the mother and girl close their eyes and fold their hands, ‘Lactu jumps into the milk patram

Amma then keeps the patram aside and starts with her work

AS soon as Lactu gets into the patram, she feels strong..then she multiplies and there are loads of bacteria inside the patram

R: Kaise Amma

RM: Arey umachi told her na…and soon all the bacteria convert all the milk into curd..ek dum thick, yummy, ice cream jaisa curd


RM: yes and then when the mother opens the patram, the milk is solid..

Oh what happened to the milk says mother

the girl comes and says ‘dekha amma, God gave us something new and starts to taste it

Mother says ‘arey dont do that..what if the milk is spoilt’

The girl says no no amma, taste a little its yummmmmmmm

So mother and girl have lots of curd. and thats how the milk became curd

Story over

R: Oh

after some time she looks at me and says ‘Amma, mereko bacteria kabhi dikhane wale ho?’

RM: !!!!


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63 Responses to How The Milk Turned To Curd – The StoryTeller in Me

  1. Sumana says:

    So you have taught R to curdle the milk. Smart little girl she is. The story is awesome.

  2. deepM says:

    What a story RM!!,

    Kids ask so many questions and we(I) just don’t know how to answer them. You actually told her a nice, kids loving story. While reading i was actually imagining bacteria as cartoon character and roaming around in the search of Milk. šŸ™‚

    Very nice story i loved it and i hope R has finally understood that how milk turns into curd. right?

  3. Nithvin says:

    Wah RM! ek dum mast story šŸ™‚

  4. Awwww, what a cute little story! šŸ™‚
    R is lucky to have one storyteller of a mother. šŸ™‚
    LOL @ the last question by R. Why don’t you show her a bacteria under a microscope? If possible, that is. She will be able to correlate it with this story.

  5. hehehe nice story šŸ™‚
    You hope to increase her responsibilities in coming years?? increasing how much?? I am tensed for R now.. bahot jyada nahi haan RM, woh chotu baby hai na šŸ™‚

  6. chipmunk says:

    he he ! after a very long long time you writing a story šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ yun amma log itne rude hai? I like this question šŸ™‚ and your answer šŸ™‚ people never learns to be polite, they will ask things in a low voice with a rude manner, and the low voice pretends as polite manner!!!!!!

    In fact I will admit, I came to know today the right mixture of dahi needed to be added to milk šŸ™‚ burrrr till this day I don’t know about it šŸ™‚ I will try this today šŸ˜€

  7. vethal says:

    arey R’s mom… u dont know these days …u can make such concept stories and sell books. y don’t u approach pratham or tulika. u have such amazing talent. U can make interesting veggie fruits and science stories such as these.

    • R's Mom says:

      LOL on approaching pratham and tulika..then they will take a big broom and come to Bombay to chase me away šŸ™‚

      Thanks for the compliments though..made me feel good

  8. AA_Mom says:

    Super awesome story!

  9. chaitali says:

    How many times i hv to say this.. ur not only good story teller but u make ur kid understand those complicated thing in a simpler way!!

  10. Mathangi Vijay says:

    I really wonder how you churn such beautiful stories out of such simple things! Nice story and nice duty to R šŸ™‚

  11. Oh boy you sure can spin stories. šŸ™‚ I will wait patiently for R to ask you that “question which every parent dreads” and for the story you will come up with which I can pass on to my brats šŸ‘æ :mrgreen:

    Btw the Buddhu mother and the smart little girl in the end of the story is actually you and R no? *Sakshi pulls her collar up at her Brilliant Deduction*

  12. sudhagee says:

    After reading this story, mereko bhi bacteria dekhne ka hai. Aur Lacto se milna hai. Kabhi dekhaoge, RM? šŸ˜€

  13. Ashwathy says:

    I love it that you first narrated about the Lactu (what a name! šŸ™„ ) going to the liquids of other colours before finally finding milk. You are getting to be an expert at this aren’t you? šŸ˜›

    R: Woh ro rahi thi
    LOL! And she provides background effects šŸ˜€ šŸ˜€

  14. Bhagyashree says:

    Super like this story. Liked the way fact is mixed with fiction.

  15. Jayashree says:

    That’s such a lovely yarn you’ve spun, R.

  16. R knows how curdle the milk, this gal is super smart. LOL loved the story, you have good future šŸ™‚

  17. VJ says:

    Big round of applause !!
    Such a cute story! Will remember this story every time I make curd from now on šŸ™‚
    We adults love it so much.. I am sure all kids would too.. U seriously should think about writing books for kids and share the joy !

  18. Sreetama says:

    Hehehe! So cute! I was missing your stories & this one made an absolutely delightful read! So sweet of R to add thodusa curd in the milk! šŸ˜€

  19. ashreyamom says:

    thats a nice story, explaining science in fun manner. :).. love it..
    except for the part that, you didnt answer R’s queries in btn, you tried to escape my darling’s questions by asking her to just listen to the continuing story. šŸ˜›

  20. Shweta says:

    Wow! Awesome story:) you remind me of Sudha Murthy’s book “The Magic drum and other stories”. You should definitely think of publishing these story so that a wider group if children enjoy your awesome stories šŸ™‚

  21. RM! Looks like you will make a chef out of R – the rate at which you are handing out responsibilities and the rate at which she is doing amazingly well! šŸ˜›
    Such a lovely story RM ! I never fail to re-read them many many times! šŸ™‚

  22. šŸ™‚ so thats how CURD came to be … hmmmm I wonder why my teachers lied to me about how it s made .. this one makes perfect sense …

  23. Swaram says:

    Wah wah what a story RM šŸ™‚ And I luv the name ‘Lactu’ too šŸ˜›

  24. Jazz says:

    That was a super story RM, I’m sure coming here when I have a kid. šŸ™‚

    You know, even I get excited like R when the curd forms, I keep smelling it and proudly show to Imran. Lol

  25. anisnest says:

    super duper RM.. you are an excellent story teller..

  26. Amit says:

    Aha! So you hav taken the first step towards making her a masterchef and then make dhamaka dishes for you? šŸ˜›

  27. Zephyr says:

    What a story, RM! When is your story collection coming out? Publishers! Are you listening?

  28. Shweta says:

    Hahaha,… thats when Google comes into picture… show her the images and u get a chance to tell her about microscopes.. šŸ˜€

    Real Nice Story.. Kudos… !!

  29. starsinmeyes says:

    Too cool….when are you becoming a children’s writer? I love the way you got in khus syrup and rose too…wish I was a kid listening to your stories šŸ˜€

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