Bamboo Curry

यह एक संथाली लोककथा है। एक संथाली दूल्हा एक बार अपनी ससुराल गया। उसकी सास ने उसके लिए बाँस से बना एक पकवान बनाया। जब दूल्हे ने उस पकवान की सामग्री के बारे में पूछा तो सास ने बाँस से बने एक दरवाजे की ओर इशारा किया।

जब दूल्हा अपने घर वापस जा रहा था तो साथ में बाँस का दरवाजा भी ले गया। उसने अपनी पत्नी से बाँस की करी बनाने को कहा। कई बार उबालने और घंटों पकाने के बाद भी बाँस पका नहीं। वह अभी भी इतना कठोर था कि उसे खाया नहीं जा सकता था। उनकी समझ में कुछ नहीं आ रहा था।

उसी शाम दूल्हे के सास ससुर उससे मिलने आए। जब सास को बाँस के दरवाजे के बारे में पता चला तो वह हँसने लगी। उसने कहा कि उस करी को बाँस के कोमल तने से बनाया गया था ना की बाँस के गेट से।



This is a Santhali Folk Tale. A santhali bridegroom visits his in-law’s place. His mother-in-lad makes a dish of bamboo for him. When the bridegroom asks about the ingredient, the mother-in-law points towards the bamboo door.

When returning to his home, the bridegroom carries the bamboo door with him. He asks his wife to make bamboo curry. After many rounds of boiling, the bamboo is not cooked. It is so hard that one cannot eat it. They are confused.

The in-laws come visiting that evening. When the mother-in-law comes to know about the bamboo door, she laughs. She says that the curry was made of bamboo shoots, and not of bamboo door.


Let’s Write

Question 1: Complete the sentences meaningfully

(a) The bridegroom left with the door of his in-law’s house because it was made of ………… and there was no bamboo in his ………………….

Answer: bamboo, village

(b) The bridegroom was unable to have bamboo curry in the end because …………………….

Answer: the curry was made from bamboo shoot and not from bamboo door


Word Hunt

Fill in the blanks with words from the story

(a) The bridegroom went to visit his ……………..

Answer: In-laws

(b) The mother-in-law pointed …………… the bamboo door.

Answer: towards

(c) He stayed the night …………….his in-laws.

Answer: with

(d) He carried the …………………… back with him.

Answer: bamboo door

(e) The curry was made ………….bamboo shoots.

Answer: from



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