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