The year 2020 has seen ups and downs unlike any other. The world came to terms with the Coronavirus pandemic and the global lockdown, among other political and economic crises. People had to adjust to the 'new normal' of staying at home to prevent the spread of the disease. The worldwide situation also reflected clearly in searches and the specific terms that users were typing on search engines. Google captured the search trends across the world and in India, releasing its much anticipated 'Year In Search 2020'. Among the expected search terms trending globally were 'Coronavirus' and 'US Elections', the list also revealed some interesting food trends of the year 2020.
Top Recipes Trending Globally On Google In 2020
There were a number of recipes trending globally on Google that captured the essence of what the world was cooking while in lockdown. The top recipe searched on Google in 2020 was none other than Dalgona Coffee, followed closely by Ekmek, which is a custard-bread pudding from Greece. Sourdough Bread and Pizza featured at the third and fourth positions on the list. Lahmacun, which is a Turkish variety of pizza, featured at number five in the globally trending recipes list. A number of other breads also appeared in the top 10 recipes trending globally on Google - such as Beer bread, Banana bread, Pita bread, Brioche bread and even the humble Indian naan.
Here Are The Top 10 Recipes Trending Globally on Google in 2020:
3) Sourdough bread
6) Beer bread
7) Banana bread
8) Pita bread
Food Trends 2020 In India As Per Google Trends
Apart from these global trends, the India-specific trends were also quite insightful. Interestingly, Indians searched for 'Indian Premier League (IPL)' even more than the top global news trend 'Coronavirus'. Citizens of the country also enquired about food shelters near them, which was the top 'Near Me' query in India of 2020.
Coming to food trends, homemade food reigned supreme in 2020, and Google search trends clearly testify to the same. Google revealed a list of 'How to...' searches in India from which many food trends of the country emerged. The top query from India was "How to make paneer", closely followed by "How to increase immunity" and "How to make dalgona coffee". The internet also wanted to know how to make jalebi and cake at home - two searches featuring on position number nine and ten respectively on the list.
(Also Read: COVID-19: 5 Diet Tips For Boosting Immunity)
Here Are The Top 10 "How to..." Searches in India on Google in 2020:
1) How to make paneer
2) How to increase immunity
3) How to make dalgona coffee
4) How to link PAN card with aadhaar card
5) How to make sanitizer at home
6) How to recharge fastag
7) How to prevent coronavirus
8) How to apply e-pass
9) How to make jalebi
10) How to make cake at home
In case you still want to hop onto the bandwagon of making the top recipes of 2020, we have just what you need. Click here for some delicious paneer recipes to make at home. You can also find a quick and easy Dalgona coffee recipe here. Bon Appetit!
About Aditi AhujaAditi loves talking to and meeting like-minded foodies (especially the kind who like veg momos). Plus points if you get her bad jokes and sitcom references, or if you recommend a new place to eat at.