Biryani Is India’s Favourite Lockdown Dish In 2020; Bangalore Ordered In The Most

biryani most ordered dish
by Sanjana Shenoy
by Sanjana Shenoy 1624

Biryani! The wholesome dish of rice, meat, spices and lots of deliciousness. In 2019, biryani took the coveted place to become the most ordered in food by adults. And now once again in 2020, biryani has become India’s favourite lockdown dish. According to a report by food aggregator Swiggy, biryani was ordered more than once every second in India. During this lockdown, metro city Bangalore ordered in the most. Read on to know more about the findings of this food survey.

Biryani Most Ordered Food In India For 2020

The coronavirus pandemic induced lockdown, changed the way we eat, dined and cooked. Ordering in during the lockdown became the new normal. Cloud kitchens serving exquisite cuisines from across the world opened up. And people tried their hands at baking and of course Dalgona coffee. Now, a new report by Swiggy reveals that biryani was the most ordered food amid the lockdown in 2020. The food delivery platform found out that despite these unprecedented times, India continued to stay loyal to biryani this year. Indians ordered more than one biryani every second.

Swiggy put out a statement “The mighty chicken biryani reaffirmed its place as India’s favourite dish. Also, over three lakh new users made their Swiggy debut by ordering in a chicken biryani.” The Bangalore based pan India company further revealed that the vegetarian biryani didn’t have the same demand as the chicken one. Deccan Herald in its report reveals that for every veg biryani, six chicken biryani ordered were placed. Apart from chicken biryani, people also ordered a lot of masala dosa. And the other top 5 dishes include paneer butter masala, chicken fried rice and garlic breadsticks.

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biryani most ordered dish

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Indians Ordered 6,00,000 Birthday Cakes Amid Lockdown Birthdays

Bangaloreans ordered food the most. And interestingly, since most people celebrated their birthdays at home amid the lockdown, there were 6,00,000 birthday cakes that were ordered this year. Swiggy also delivered over 2 lakh pani puri ordered post lockdown. Interestingly, this year many people ordered different varieties of coffee and tea probably as people were working from home and missed hanging out with their colleagues. The annual report reveals some interesting data, where two customers from Bangalore and Bhopal gave the most generous tips of ₹5,000 each to delivery partners on separate occasions. Well, this survey definitely reinstates India’s ardent love for biryani. And of course the necessity of perfect birthday cakes. So here’s an easy birthday cake recipe for a last-minute celebration.

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