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Intro

James: Hi everyone, I'm James.
Afrah: And I'm Afrah!
James: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Urdu Vocabulary, Season 1, Lesson 4! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to food and drink. These are the five most popular home-cooked meals in Pakistan. Hand-picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at UrduPod101.com.
BODY
James: Afrah, what's our first word?
Afrah: کڑی (curry)
James: curry
Afrah: [SLOW] کڑی (curry) [NORMAL] کڑی (curry)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: کڑی (curry)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: A dish made from minced meat, usually beef, and traditional spices — including coriander, red chilli, cumin, and black pepper.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . پنجاب کے لوگ کڑی بہت پسند کرتے ہیں (Punjab ky log curry bohat pasand kertay hain.)
James: "The people of Punjab enjoy curry very much."
Afrah: [SLOW] . پنجاب کے لوگ کڑی بہت پسند کرتے ہیں (Punjab ky log curry bohat pasand kertay hain.)
James: Okay, what's the next word?
Afrah: قیمہ (qeema)
James: "minced meat"
Afrah: [SLOW] قیمہ (qeema) [NORMAL] قیمہ (qeema)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: قیمہ (qeema)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: A dish made from minced meat, usually beef, and traditional spices — including coriander, red chilli, cumin, and black pepper.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . قیمہ میرے پسندیدہ کھانوں میں سے ایک ہے (Qeema meray pasandidah khano mein say aik hai.)
James: "Qeema is one of my favorite dishes."
Afrah: [SLOW] قیمہ میرے پسندیدہ کھانوں میں سے ایک ہے. (Qeema meray pasandidah khano mein say aik hai.)
James: Okay, what's the next word?
Afrah: چکن کڑاہی (chicken karahi)
James: "chicken karahi"
Afrah: [SLOW] چکن کڑاہی (chicken karahi) [NORMAL] چکن کڑاہی (chicken karahi)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: چکن کڑاہی (chicken karahi)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: A dish made from chicken, tomatoes, and green chillies.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . یہ ریسٹورانٹ بہت مزیدار چکن کڑاہی پیش کرتا ہے (Yeh restorant bohat mazaydar chicken karahi paysh kerta hai.)
James: "This restaurant serves very tasty chicken karahi."
Afrah: [SLOW] . یہ ریسٹورانٹ بہت مزیدار چکن کڑاہی پیش کرتا ہے (Yeh restorant bohat mazaydar chicken karahi paysh kerta hai.)
James: Okay, what's the next word?
Afrah: ساگ (saag)
James: "Saag," a special curry made with mustard plant.
Afrah: [SLOW] ساگ (saag) [NORMAL] ساگ (saag)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: ساگ (saag)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: A traditional meal made from mustard plants topped with butter.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . ساگ بہت مشہور دیہی کھانا ہے (Saag bohat mashhoor dehi khana hai.)
James: "Saag is a very famous dish among rural areas."
Afrah: [SLOW] . ساگ بہت مشہور دیہی کھانا ہے (Saag bohat mashhoor dehi khana hai.)
James: Okay, what's the next word?
Afrah: قورما (qorma)
James: "Qorma," a meat and yogurt curry.
Afrah: [SLOW] قورما (qorma) [NORMAL] قورما (qorma)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: قورما (qorma)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: A dish made from meat (chicken, mutton, or beef) cooked in local spices (red chilli, coriander, cumin, and tomatoes) that is usually in butter.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . قورما شادی کا اہم کھانا ہے (Qorma shadi ka ahem khana hai.)
James: "Qorma is an important dish at weddings."
Afrah: [SLOW] . قورما شادی کا اہم کھانا ہے (Qorma shadi ka ahem khana hai.)
QUIZ
James: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Afrah will give you the Urdu - please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Afrah: ساگ (saag)
[PAUSE] James: "saag," special curry made with mustard plant
Afrah: قیمہ (qeema)
[PAUSE] James: "minced meat"
Afrah: قورما (qorma)
[PAUSE] James: "qorma," meat and yogurt curry
Afrah: کڑی (curry)
[PAUSE] James: "curry"
Afrah: چکن کڑاہی (chicken karahi)
[PAUSE] James: "chicken karahi"

Outro

James: There you have it - the five most popular home cooked meals in Pakistan! We have more vocab lists available at UrduPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks, everyone! See you next time!
Afrah: خدا حافظ (Khuda Hafiz)

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Do you know of any other popular homecooked Pakistani meals?