Biryani ordered more than once a second in 2020: report

Biryani is officially the most ordered item in 2020.


  • Biryani is officially the most ordered item of 2020
  • Swiggy also revealed the second and third items
  • Chicken biryani was ordered more than mutton biryani

The year 2020 or the year of the pandemic has had an indelible impact on our lives. We have got used to the “new normal” of working or studying from home, ordering almost everything online and setting off as little as possible. Eating habits have also changed dramatically, for better or for worse. People have innovated in their home kitchens and have cooked all kinds of interesting recipes at home. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the Indians’ love for biryani. According to Swiggy’s 5th Annual StatEATstics report, Biryani was ordered in some form more than once a second in 2020.

Yes, you heard that right. Biryani was twice in the top 5 dishes ordered at Swiggy in 2020. Customers preferred chicken biryani over mutton biryani. Chicken biryani was the number one dish on the list, followed by masala dosa, paneer butter masala, chicken fried rice, and mutton biryani. Interestingly, Swiggy stated that a large number of users made their debut on the grocery ordering app by placing an order for Chicken Biryani.

(Also Read: Biryani Officially the Most Ordered Food in Lockdown, Here’s Which Comed Second)

d5qkv978Chicken Biryani topped the list of the most ordered items of 2020.

The report also found an increase in post-lunch orders for chai and coffee, as at least 1.1 million orders were placed for them. Another popular product of 2020 was the popular street food Pani Puri, which was ordered a whopping 2.4 lakh times.


Pani Puri has also been ordered several times on Swiggy.


In terms of groceries, the app saw a surge in demand for onions – which was ordered at 75,177kg in the last four months of 2020. Other popular products were bananas, tinted milk, potatoes, and coriander leaves. Swiggy also sold 1.6 lakh packs of instant food over the four month period. A customer also indulged his sweet tooth and ordered 391 packets of chocolate from August to December.

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