6.5 Study Abroad

Study Abroad Reading/Listening Activity

Two cups of Indian Masala Tea
“Masala Tea and South Indian Filter Coffee – Chennai Banana Leaf, Syndal” by avlxyz is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Pre-Reading/Listening Activities

  1. In a group of three or four friends, please discuss what do you want to learn if/when you are are in India/any other South Asian country.
  2. In a group of three or four friends, please discuss different beverages that people drink in the morning in India/South Asia and in America.


Context: Jen wakes up early in the morning and saw her host mother making chai “tea” for the family and wants to learn how to make Indian chai.

Name Hindi English
जेन: शुभ प्रात:, माता जी, आप क्या बना रही हैं ? Good morning, mother, what are you making?
कमला: Good morning जेन, आज तुम जल्दी जाग गयी | मैं परिवार के लिए चाय बना रही हूँ | Good morning Jen, You are awake so early today. I am making chai for the family.
जेन: यह तो बहुत अच्छी बात है | मैं चाय बनाना सीखना चाहती हूँ | This is great. I want to learn how to make chai.
कमला: चाय बनाना बहुत आसान है | सबसे पहले, एक पैन में पानी, दूध, चाय पत्ती, और चाय का मसाला डाल के उबालिए | To make chai is very easy. First of all, please take water, milk, tea leaves, and tea spice in a aucepan and boil them.
(थोड़ी देर बाद) After a while
जेन: कमला जी, यह अब उबल रहा है | Kamala ji, this is boiling now.
कमला: अब आंच कम कीजिये और इसे थोड़ा ठंडा होने दीजिये | Now please lower the heat and let it cool down a little bit.
(थोड़ी देर बाद) After a while.
जेन: कमला जी, यह अब थोड़ा ठंडा हो गया है | Kamala ji, it gets cooler a little.
कमला: ठीक है, अब चाय छन्नी से मसाले और चाय पत्ती को छान लीजिये | Okay, now please strain the tea leaves and tea spices using a strainer.
जेन: हो गया | done.
कमला: अब इसमे अपने स्वाद के अनुसार चीनी मिलाइए | आपकी चाय तैयार Now add sugar in this according to your taste. Your tea is ready.
जेन: यह मेरी ज़िन्दगी का सबसे पहला चाय है जो मैंने ख़ुद बनाया है | This is the first tea that I have made my own in my life.
कमला: वाह ! अगर आप चाहें तो परिवार के लिए हर रोज़ चाय बना सकती हैं | Wao! If you want you can make tea for the family every day.
जेन: अगर मैं हर दिन इस समय जाग पायी तो ! If I get up this time everyday.
दोनों हँसती हैं और चाय का मजा लेती हैं | Both laugh and enjoy their tea.


चाय बनाने की विधि

Post-Reading/Listening Activities:


b) Please try to follow the instruction given above and try to make a cup of chai for yourself.


धन्यवाद !


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