Food is love. And no matter how much we try, it’s hard for us foodies to express this love in mere words. And food + music = a match made in heaven. Amazing music and fantastic food always make for creating memories for life, and we always want another helping!
Bollywood is not only about the latka jhatkas and the item numbers, it is also about the songs that send you on a gastronomical journey and make you salivate for some lip-smacking delights.
Treat yourself to this buffet of musical favourites inspired by delicious foods! We’re sure every time you’ll listen to these songs, you’ll instantly feel hungry.
1- Ala Barfi! from Barfi
Inspired by one of the best Indian mithai, Ala Barfi is the perfect song to listen after the end of a meal to satisfy that dessert craving.
2- Gur Naal Ishq Mittha from I Love NY
Gud naal toh sabb meetha hee honda hai, toh ishq kyun nahin? This evergreen song will make you involuntarily jive even if you are in the worst of mind-spaces.
3- Kabhi Neem Neem, Kabhi Shehed Shehed from Yuva
I think this is the perfect song to define love! Sometimes it’s bitter as neem and sometimes as sweet as honey. We all have that someone in our lives who is a perfect definition of this.
4- Jalebi Bai from Double Dhamaal
This sizzling hot song with some great dance moves shall make everyone crave for a sweet symphony of desserts. Proven after-effects of the song? You’ll be heading to your local sweet shop right after.
5- Batata Wada from Hifazat
The Mumbaiyya version of the Burger is the source of inspiration for this song. Madhuri Dixit’s dance and Batata Wada in one song? Irresistible!
6- Samose Mein Aloo from Mr. And Mrs. Khiladi
The song is dedicated to the most popular Indian snack–the humble samosa. It ain’t an ordinary snack. It’s a feeling. The song made every samosa lover cringe. Let’s not even get to the lyrics, “Jab tak rahega samose mein aaloo, chipki rahegi tujhse ye Shalu”-– we leave it at that.
7- Chocolate, Lime Juice from Hum Aapke Hain Koun
Be it toffees, chocolate or ice cream, the love for a sweet dish is never-ending. This song makes everyone dance to the beats while taking another helping of dessert. In any case, every girl will agree that ice cream and chocolate are her best friends and sometimes make better company than boys.
8- Main Toh Raste Se Jaa Raha Tha, Bhelpuri Kha Raha Tha from Coolie No. 1
With an array of ‘Chat’ stalls lined up in the opening shot of this song, it is hard for us to not sing-along and craves for some Bhel Puri and Ice-Cream. The beloved Mirchi also finds a special mention here.
9- Aloo Chaat from Aloo Chaat
With the release of the movie Aloo Chaat, the love for food took over Bollywood. The song quotes the spicy delicacy of Delhi streets. Sugar, spice, and everything nice!
10- Hai Hai Mirchi from Biwi No. 1
Does a thought of Spicy food evoke hunger in you? This too hot to handle song will certainly make you feast on food with ultimate mirchi! And let’s just not forget Karisma Kapoor, who was in possibly the most mirchi version of hers in the song!
11- Ek Garam Chai Ki Pyaali Ho from Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega
With Garam Chai and Salman Khan being everyone’s favourite, this song suits the mood of every Indian. Every Bachelor out there will surely hum this song while sipping on their cup of tea.
12- Chhora Chhori Channe Ke Khet Mein from Anjaam
Chhora chhori chane ke khet mein, ya sarson ke – we all know exactly what they are up to!
13- Ande Ka Funda from Jodi No. 1
Ande ka Funda is the song that clearly shows us how important eggs are in one’s diet in a unique way. Sunday ho ya Monday Rooz Khao Andee!
14- Strawberry Aankhein from Sapnay
Move over blue and green eyes, Strawberry Aankhein are here to take over the world. Who says strawberry is just a pie or a dessert?
15- Chicken Kuk-Doo-Koo from Bajrangi Bhaijaan
This is the perfect song that would make you crave for some lip smacking nonveg delicacies: ‘Thodi biryani bukhari, Thodi phir nalli nihari…’ will make you run down for a large plate of chicken.
It doesn’t matter if you hunger for some food or some love. Dear ol’ Bollywood has got you covered. Our stomachs are already rumbling.