The year 2020 or the year of the pandemic has made an indelible impact on our lives. We have adjusted to the 'new normal' of working or studying from home, ordering nearly everything online and venturing out as less as possible. Food habits too have undergone a vast change, whether for better or for worse. People have innovated in their home kitchens, cooking all sorts of interesting recipes at home. But one thing that has not changed is Indians' love for Biryani. According to Swiggy's 5th Annual StatEATstics report, Biryani was ordered more than once every second in some form in the year 2020.
Yes, you heard that right. Biryani featured twice in the top five ordered dishes in 2020 on Swiggy. Customers showed a preference for Chicken Biryani over Mutton Biryani. Chicken Biryani was the number one dish in the list, followed by Masala Dosa, Paneer Butter Masala, Chicken Fried Rice, and Mutton Biryani. Interestingly, Swiggy said a large number of users made their debut on the food-ordering app by placing an order for Chicken Biryani.
The report also noted a spike in orders for Chai and coffee right after lunch, as at least 1.1 million orders were placed for the same. Another popular item of 2020 was the much-loved street food Pani Puri, which was ordered a whopping 2.4 lakh times.
In terms of groceries, the app witnessed an uptick in the demand for onions - which was ordered to the tune of 75,177kgs in the last four months of 2020. Other popular products included bananas, toned milk, potatoes and coriander leaves. Swiggy also sold 1.6 lakh packets of instant food over the four-month period. One customer also indulged his sweet tooth, ordering 391 packets of chocolate from August to December.
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