I can be powdered fine To make food hot and spicy, If too much of me is added I make you gasp – shheee… shheee… Your eyes and nose begin to water And you cry! Think and tell me who am I? Tell me quickly, who am I? Grind me and powder me – To make your food look yellow, I am mixed in oil by granny And applied to wounds quickly, I heal all wounds – big and small, That is why I am loved by all! Think and tell me who am I? Tell me quickly, who am I? Looking Around Spicy Riddles Looking Around Ö Find out whether any spices are grown in your area. Write their names here. Ö Bring some whole spices to class. Write their names in the table. Close your eyes and try to recognise each spice by smelling and touching each one in turn. Put a (3) mark in front of the ones you recognise. If you do not recognise any, put a (¯) mark. No. Smell Touch Name of the spice 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Letustrymakingaspicypotatochaat ! Ö For this you need – Ö Boiled potatoes, enough for everybody in the class. Ö Salt, red chilly powder, mango powder (Amchur) or lemon, according to taste. For the teacher: Garam Masala : A powder of a mixture of several spices like – cardamom (small and big), clove, cumin seeds (zeera) cinnamon. Spicy Riddles Ö Roasted cumin seeds (zeera), black salt, and garam masala, if it is possible. Ö Fresh coriander leaves. Peel the boiled potatoes and cut them into small pieces. Now add salt, red chilly powder, mango powder or lemon juice according to taste. To make your coriander powder. A pinch of garam masala can also be added at the end. Mix the potatoes well. Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves on top and hurrah! Your spicy chaat is ready to eat! Ö Did you enjoy the potato chaat? Ö Just imagine, if there were no spices to make the potato chaat, how would it taste? Ö Try to learn and make a different kind of chaat and enjoy it with all your friends in class. Ö How do spice-less and very spicy things feel on your tongue?

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