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Gujarati Dhokala

A farmer named Ravji was living in a village. He was very fond of eating. He had short memory so he was forgetting things quickly.
One day Ravji went to another village to his friend's house. His friend's wife prepared Dhokala (Famous Gujarati Food item of Yellow color). He liked it much. Ravji decided to ask his wife to prepare Dhokala for dinner.
As Ravji was forgetting the things, he kept murmuring "Dhokala Dhokala..." so when he reaches home, he can remember what he wants to tell his wife. While walking, one big pit came in the way. He tried to jump but the pit was very big so he started uttering "Theku Theku..." to motivate himself to jump. Theku is a Gujarati word for jump (so he was uttering "jump jump.." to tell himself that he can jump the pit). Ravji could jump the pit but he forgot what he was uttering before!!
After reaching home, Ravji asked his wife to prepare "Theku" for him as he had last remembered this word. His wife told him that there is no food item named "Theku". But he argued that his friend's wife had prepared "Theku" so she should also prepare it! Ravji's wife tried to convince him that there is nothing like "Theku" to eat but he did not understand at all.
Ravji became very angry and told his wife that he will punish her. She started shouting and crying. The neighbors rushed to his house. She was so much afraid that she became Yellow pale. The neighbors told him that he has made his wife Yellow "Dhokala"! Now after hearing the word "Dhokala", Ravji remembered that he wants his wife to prepare Dhokala! At last Ravji remembered this and his wife prepared delicious Dhokala for him!

Translated from Gujarati into English by Tushar Anjaria.



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