AYT Food was limited to your platter

October 16, 2015
Food and Bollywood Songs

Food and Bollywood Songs

Bollywood movies, if popular, are basically for its unique way of commercializing everything. From meddling with history to people’s personal lives, they haven’t spared anything. And, there is no denying that they might not have messed with your food too. Quirky lines from some lyricist come out of the blue every now and then, which involves your food quite often. Call it the songwriter’s talent or desperate need to find a rhyming word or suitable closure, the songs have seen the dawn of the day and us audience has patiently taken it all.

Therefore, if you thought that food was something that was only limited to your platter, think again. Sometime melodious, sometimes peppy, sometimes hilarious, these songs that you regularly hear at parties, baraats, discotheque, etc., finally end up getting listed in your playlist too.

Without keeping your appetite any longer, here is an ultimate list of some songs that are a living proof that Bollywood and food go hand in hand.

Afghan Jalebi…

Afghan Jalebi - Phantom

The hit number from Phantom starring Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif left the sweet-toothed Indian people drooling for more.

Raitaa Phailgaya…

Raitaa Phailgaya

The track from the movie Shaandaar is rocking the charts currently just the way Raitaa rocks your Biriyani.

Jalebi Bai…

Jalebi Bai

I know this song has been hovering in your mind since you started reading the blog. A hot and sizzling Mallika Sherawat whirling her waist candidly to imitate the chef’s way of preparing this syrup based dessert is simply worth-watching. The track is still popular, especially in Indian baraats

Jab Tak Rahega Samose Mein Aaloo…

Jab Tak Rahega Samose Mein Aaloo

An eternal love will not fade until and unless there is Samose mein aaloo. When the Khiladi got upset, his ladylove Shalu tried to woo him back with an aaloo-stuffed Samosa. Idly and Dosa also make a cameo in this song.

Mai To Raste Se Jaa Raha Tha, Main To Bhelpoori Kha Raha Tha…

Mai to raste se jaa raha tha

Mai to raste se jaa raha tha

Puffed rice mixed with a typically sweet and sour juice with few more spicy ingredients culminates into a well-cooked song played in the movie Coolie No. 1 starring Govinda.

The Mutton Song…

The mutton song

A special mention for all the non-vegetarians of our country! Courtesy: Love Ka The End

Paan Khaye Saiyaan Hamaro…

Waheeda Rehman in Paan Khaye Saiyaan hamaro

It existed in the black and white age of Indian cinema too and a living proof of that is this iconic track  by Waheeda Rehman

Ek Garam Chai Ki Pyali Ho…

Ek garam chai ki pyaali ho

And how can anything end without mentioning the very famous hot Indian beverage Chai. This time Salman Khan decided to go shirtless while having tea at the same time, making a few demands that were totally legit.

If songs, why not movies? If that thought crossed your mind, take a look at the following:



Ranbir Kapoor made you giggle with his eccentric, Charlie Chaplin inspired acting in the movie named after an Indian Sweet. Although the movie never had anything to do with food literally, it did serve the appetite of people who came looking for a sweet and feel-good experience, which is just what they get when they have the diamond-shaped, sweet little barfi.



Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapoor tried to win Indian cinema goers with their foodtastic movie Daawate-e-ishq.

Cheeni Kum

Cheeni Kum

When an 64 year old egocentric chef lacking in sweetness falls in love with a 34 year old customer, what follows is a romantic love story where food plays the primal part. Remember Tangdi kabab and Ghaas Phoos?

Aloo Chat

Aloo Chaat

Even the name brings water in your mouth, isn’t it? The obsession of Indian mass for this street delicacy could be taken advantage of; if that’s what the directors thought. Genius, but didn’t work.

It’s true! Anything can inspire you. And, food certainly can. The trend is not going to end ever and you don’t want that either, now do you? Think about this, you go to a restaurant and instead of a menu, they will have a list of songs for you. With the kind of lyrics coming these days, the future food-related songs can only be something best left to your imagination.

PS: If thinking of reading this blog the second time, prefer doing that by grabbing some kind of munch-on. It will surely enhance the taste of both, the blog and your food.

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