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Wonderful Waste!
Waste can be quite useful !
Find out for yourself from this story...
Once, the Maharaja of Travancore
ordered a grand dinner in his palace. In the
afternoon before the dinner, the Maharaja
entered the kitchen to survey the dishes that
had been prepared for the feast.
“What are you going to do with those
vegetable scraps?” he asked the cook,
pointing to the basket of scraps near the
cook. The cook replied, “They are waste. We
will throw them away.”
“You cannot waste all these bits and
pieces of vegetables. Find a way to use them,”
the Maharaja commanded sternly and
walked away.
The cook was in 
a fix and kept
staring at the
vegetable scraps for
some time. Suddenly,
10
Page 2


Wonderful Waste!
Waste can be quite useful !
Find out for yourself from this story...
Once, the Maharaja of Travancore
ordered a grand dinner in his palace. In the
afternoon before the dinner, the Maharaja
entered the kitchen to survey the dishes that
had been prepared for the feast.
“What are you going to do with those
vegetable scraps?” he asked the cook,
pointing to the basket of scraps near the
cook. The cook replied, “They are waste. We
will throw them away.”
“You cannot waste all these bits and
pieces of vegetables. Find a way to use them,”
the Maharaja commanded sternly and
walked away.
The cook was in 
a fix and kept
staring at the
vegetable scraps for
some time. Suddenly,
10
an idea flashed across
his mind.
He took all the
vegetable bits, washed
them and cleaned them
well.
Then he cut them into
long strips. He put them
in a huge pot and placed
it on the fire to cook.
Next, he ground some
fresh coconut, green
chillies and garlic
together. He added this
paste and some salt to the cooking vegetables.
A tempting smell started coming from the pot.
Now he whipped some curd and added it to the
curry. He also poured a few spoonfuls of coconut oil
and decorated the dish with curry leaves.
Lo and behold! The new dish was ready.
The cook served this new dish to the guests that
evening.
Everyone was eager to know the name of
the new dish. The cook thought and
thought. Then a name came to
his mind. He named it avial
(uh-vi-ul).
Avial became famous all
over Kerala and is now one of the dishes in a
traditional Kerala feast. And imagine, it all
came from a basket of waste!
Marigold
11
Page 3


Wonderful Waste!
Waste can be quite useful !
Find out for yourself from this story...
Once, the Maharaja of Travancore
ordered a grand dinner in his palace. In the
afternoon before the dinner, the Maharaja
entered the kitchen to survey the dishes that
had been prepared for the feast.
“What are you going to do with those
vegetable scraps?” he asked the cook,
pointing to the basket of scraps near the
cook. The cook replied, “They are waste. We
will throw them away.”
“You cannot waste all these bits and
pieces of vegetables. Find a way to use them,”
the Maharaja commanded sternly and
walked away.
The cook was in 
a fix and kept
staring at the
vegetable scraps for
some time. Suddenly,
10
an idea flashed across
his mind.
He took all the
vegetable bits, washed
them and cleaned them
well.
Then he cut them into
long strips. He put them
in a huge pot and placed
it on the fire to cook.
Next, he ground some
fresh coconut, green
chillies and garlic
together. He added this
paste and some salt to the cooking vegetables.
A tempting smell started coming from the pot.
Now he whipped some curd and added it to the
curry. He also poured a few spoonfuls of coconut oil
and decorated the dish with curry leaves.
Lo and behold! The new dish was ready.
The cook served this new dish to the guests that
evening.
Everyone was eager to know the name of
the new dish. The cook thought and
thought. Then a name came to
his mind. He named it avial
(uh-vi-ul).
Avial became famous all
over Kerala and is now one of the dishes in a
traditional Kerala feast. And imagine, it all
came from a basket of waste!
Marigold
11
1. What were the preparations in the palace for?
2. Why did the Maharaja go into the kitchen in the afternoon?
3. What had the cook planned to do with the vegetable
scraps?
4. Ingredients are the things that are used to make a dish.
Circle the ingredients of in the box below.
chillies groundnut wood vegetable scraps
coconut roasted peanuts curd pot
garlic broken bangles basket curry leaves
5. State whether the following are or
(i) The king had ordered a dinner in the palace.
__________
(ii) No one had heard of or tasted before.
____________
(iii) The cook had planned to make another dish using
the vegetable scraps.____________
avial
True False.
avial
ReadingisFun
New Phrases
in a fix : a situation hard to
escape from
flash across the mind : suddenly think of
lo and behold : look! what a surprise
traditional feast : hearty meal for many
guests served on a 
special occasion
Marigold
12
Page 4


Wonderful Waste!
Waste can be quite useful !
Find out for yourself from this story...
Once, the Maharaja of Travancore
ordered a grand dinner in his palace. In the
afternoon before the dinner, the Maharaja
entered the kitchen to survey the dishes that
had been prepared for the feast.
“What are you going to do with those
vegetable scraps?” he asked the cook,
pointing to the basket of scraps near the
cook. The cook replied, “They are waste. We
will throw them away.”
“You cannot waste all these bits and
pieces of vegetables. Find a way to use them,”
the Maharaja commanded sternly and
walked away.
The cook was in 
a fix and kept
staring at the
vegetable scraps for
some time. Suddenly,
10
an idea flashed across
his mind.
He took all the
vegetable bits, washed
them and cleaned them
well.
Then he cut them into
long strips. He put them
in a huge pot and placed
it on the fire to cook.
Next, he ground some
fresh coconut, green
chillies and garlic
together. He added this
paste and some salt to the cooking vegetables.
A tempting smell started coming from the pot.
Now he whipped some curd and added it to the
curry. He also poured a few spoonfuls of coconut oil
and decorated the dish with curry leaves.
Lo and behold! The new dish was ready.
The cook served this new dish to the guests that
evening.
Everyone was eager to know the name of
the new dish. The cook thought and
thought. Then a name came to
his mind. He named it avial
(uh-vi-ul).
Avial became famous all
over Kerala and is now one of the dishes in a
traditional Kerala feast. And imagine, it all
came from a basket of waste!
Marigold
11
1. What were the preparations in the palace for?
2. Why did the Maharaja go into the kitchen in the afternoon?
3. What had the cook planned to do with the vegetable
scraps?
4. Ingredients are the things that are used to make a dish.
Circle the ingredients of in the box below.
chillies groundnut wood vegetable scraps
coconut roasted peanuts curd pot
garlic broken bangles basket curry leaves
5. State whether the following are or
(i) The king had ordered a dinner in the palace.
__________
(ii) No one had heard of or tasted before.
____________
(iii) The cook had planned to make another dish using
the vegetable scraps.____________
avial
True False.
avial
ReadingisFun
New Phrases
in a fix : a situation hard to
escape from
flash across the mind : suddenly think of
lo and behold : look! what a surprise
traditional feast : hearty meal for many
guests served on a 
special occasion
Marigold
12
1. A recipe is a list of directions to prepare a dish. The
following sentences are not in order for preparing
. Number them in the correct order.
Grind some coconut, green chillies and garlic.
Cut the vegetable scraps into long strips.
Wash and clean the mix of vegetable bits.
Decorate with curry leaves.
Whip some curd and mix it in.
Pour some coconut oil on top.
is ready.
2. Given in the box are some things that children do after
they reach home from school.
Choose five things that you do when you reach home 
from school. Write them in order.
pack school bag put away school bag have lunch
read a story book chat with mummy about school
sleep for a while wash up
do the home work watch TV
go to play change out of school uniform
First, I_______________________________________________.
Then, I_______________________________________________.
Next, I_______________________________________________.
After that, I__________________________________________.
avial
Avial
1
Marigold
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Page 5


Wonderful Waste!
Waste can be quite useful !
Find out for yourself from this story...
Once, the Maharaja of Travancore
ordered a grand dinner in his palace. In the
afternoon before the dinner, the Maharaja
entered the kitchen to survey the dishes that
had been prepared for the feast.
“What are you going to do with those
vegetable scraps?” he asked the cook,
pointing to the basket of scraps near the
cook. The cook replied, “They are waste. We
will throw them away.”
“You cannot waste all these bits and
pieces of vegetables. Find a way to use them,”
the Maharaja commanded sternly and
walked away.
The cook was in 
a fix and kept
staring at the
vegetable scraps for
some time. Suddenly,
10
an idea flashed across
his mind.
He took all the
vegetable bits, washed
them and cleaned them
well.
Then he cut them into
long strips. He put them
in a huge pot and placed
it on the fire to cook.
Next, he ground some
fresh coconut, green
chillies and garlic
together. He added this
paste and some salt to the cooking vegetables.
A tempting smell started coming from the pot.
Now he whipped some curd and added it to the
curry. He also poured a few spoonfuls of coconut oil
and decorated the dish with curry leaves.
Lo and behold! The new dish was ready.
The cook served this new dish to the guests that
evening.
Everyone was eager to know the name of
the new dish. The cook thought and
thought. Then a name came to
his mind. He named it avial
(uh-vi-ul).
Avial became famous all
over Kerala and is now one of the dishes in a
traditional Kerala feast. And imagine, it all
came from a basket of waste!
Marigold
11
1. What were the preparations in the palace for?
2. Why did the Maharaja go into the kitchen in the afternoon?
3. What had the cook planned to do with the vegetable
scraps?
4. Ingredients are the things that are used to make a dish.
Circle the ingredients of in the box below.
chillies groundnut wood vegetable scraps
coconut roasted peanuts curd pot
garlic broken bangles basket curry leaves
5. State whether the following are or
(i) The king had ordered a dinner in the palace.
__________
(ii) No one had heard of or tasted before.
____________
(iii) The cook had planned to make another dish using
the vegetable scraps.____________
avial
True False.
avial
ReadingisFun
New Phrases
in a fix : a situation hard to
escape from
flash across the mind : suddenly think of
lo and behold : look! what a surprise
traditional feast : hearty meal for many
guests served on a 
special occasion
Marigold
12
1. A recipe is a list of directions to prepare a dish. The
following sentences are not in order for preparing
. Number them in the correct order.
Grind some coconut, green chillies and garlic.
Cut the vegetable scraps into long strips.
Wash and clean the mix of vegetable bits.
Decorate with curry leaves.
Whip some curd and mix it in.
Pour some coconut oil on top.
is ready.
2. Given in the box are some things that children do after
they reach home from school.
Choose five things that you do when you reach home 
from school. Write them in order.
pack school bag put away school bag have lunch
read a story book chat with mummy about school
sleep for a while wash up
do the home work watch TV
go to play change out of school uniform
First, I_______________________________________________.
Then, I_______________________________________________.
Next, I_______________________________________________.
After that, I__________________________________________.
avial
Avial
1
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Let'sTalk
Finally,
I______________________________________
_______.
The Maharaja was a wise man and ordered the cook to use the
vegetable scraps instead of throwing them away.
Name some of the things which are thrown away at home or
in school.
Sit in groups of four and think of interesting ways in
which they can be made useful.
Put up your findings on the class board.
Pair work
1. Some words have more than one meaning.
For example, —
Meanings: a dot in print or writing, full stop,
decimal, the number you score in
a game
to show or call attention to something
Look up the following words in the dictionary. They may
have more than one meaning. List these meanings.
ground ______________________________________________
survey ______________________________________________
scrap ______________________________________________



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noun
verb
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