Anyone who has known me over the last one year or so, will vouch for the fact that if I have one weakness in life – it’s food! Sometimes, when I am so sad that I question my raison de etre (just used a fancy word to come across as pretentious), I find solace in thinking about food and the immense pleasure it can provide. In order to celebrate this obsession, here are 10 delicious Hindi songs with lyrics that will touch a chord with the foodie in you!

1. Chicken kukudokoo

There is a scene in Bajrangi Bhaijaan, where little Shahida is mesmerized by the aroma of biryani emanating from her neighbor’s house. To fulfill her hunger for chicken, vegetarian Chaturvedi (Salman Khan) takes her to Choudhary Dhaba in Chandni Chowk where she gets to eat a whole lot of non-vegetarian food! I checked on Zomato. There is no Choudhary Dhaba in Chandni Chowk. There is a Kake da dhaba however.

2. Batata wada

End of the month? Running short of money? Spent all your money on alcohol and cigarettes? Regretting the lavish life you lived during the first 15 days of the month? Smile! 🙂 Here is a song that will make you crave vada pavs as if they were the best thing ever invented!

3. Aye mere pyaare mutton!

This is a parody of the very patriotic Aye Mere Pyaare Watan from Kaabuliwala by the extremely talented group of The Viral Fever! It is sung with the same pensive passion of the original, and is bound to make every foodie worth his salt cry tears of laughter!

4. Duplicate – Wah ji wah!

Duplicate was never considered as one of Shah Rukh Khan’s best efforts. Despite that I absolutely loved the movie! This song shows the Badshah of Bollywood donning a chef’s hat, and cooking a wide range of dishes.

5. Daawat-e-ishq

Lucknow is famous for being the land of nawabs and biryani. This song is picturized Tariq Haider (Aditya Roy Kapoor) – the owner of an incredibly popular Haidari restaurant that serves Lucknowi cuisine. The lyrics are about a man’s desire to find the love of his life (when will I find mine?), and serve her great food all the time. By the time the song ends, Tariq Haider manages to floor Gulrez Qadir aka Sania Habibullah (Parineeti Chopra) by serving her some nice sweet dish.

6. Joote do paise lo

If you are anything like me, the best thing about being a guest at a marriage is the access to delicious free food! In this video, a very attractive Nisha (Madhuri Dixit) is trying to serve Prem (Salman Khan) a wide range of delicacies.

Nisha: Kuch thanda peelo!

Prem: Mood nahi hai!

Nisha: Dahi bare lo!

Prem: Mood nahi hai!

Nisha: Kulfi khaa lo!

Prem: Bahut khaa chuke!

Nisha: Paan khaa lo!

Prem: Bahut khaa chuke! (x3)

After this, the tables turn and Prem tries to convince Nisha to eat.

Prem: Aji ras malai!

Nisha: Aapke liye..

Prem: Itne mithaai.. Nisha: Aapke liye

Prem: Pehle joote

Nisha: Khaayenge kya?

Prem (flirtatiously): Aapki marzi..

Nisha (becomes shy): Naa ji touba.

Who needs alcohol when you can get drunk on life like these people?

7. Ande ka funda

Not everyone likes egg. Why have egg when you can have chicken right? That said, few songs eulogize a food the way this song does. And while chicken and fish will always be my preferred meal during lunch and dinner, eggs will always have a place on my breakfast platter. That it is extremely healthy and loaded with protein only makes it better! I don’t seem to be the only foodie who loves the song. There are two restaurants – one in New Delhi and one in Bangalore called ‘Ande ka funda’.

8. The Biryani song (spoof of ‘here without you’)

A parody of Three Doors Down’s Here Without You, this song will make you order a biryani straightaway. Why should I say anything? Take a look at these lyrics and decide for yourself. ‘sondhi sondhi khushboo aur naram naram boti lambe lambe chawal aur hundi woh akhni ki’ A tip: It’s better if you just skip the video, and listen to the song.