Srinagar: With pandemic blues still looming over us, many people working from home prefer to order food from outside.
Interestingly, Swiggy, India’s largest online food ordering and delivery platform has released a statistics report about the most interesting food trends in India.
The most binged snack of the year was the hot crispy samosa with about 5 million orders on Swiggy and Pav Bhaji as India’s second favourite snack with 2.1 million orders.
However, the midnight cravings saw a change. Post 10 pm, India’s night owls looking to satiate their cravings turned to cheese-garlic bread, popcorn, and French fries.
Biryani was the most popular item to be delivered across cities, with over 115 biryanis ordered per minute, or 1.91 biryanis per second. In 2020, 90 biryanis were ordered per minute. Chicken biryani was ordered 4.3 times more than its humble vegetarian counterpart.
The rose-inspired dessert was at the top! With a total of 2.1 million orders, gulab jamun was the most-ordered dessert on Swiggy. In second position was rasmalai with 1.27 million orders.
While chicken biryani topped the charts in Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow and Hyderabad, Mumbai ordered twice as many dal khichidis.
Speaking about dal khichidi, the search for healthy food doubled in 2021, and health-focused restaurants witnessed a 200 percent increase in orders. Bengaluru emerged as the most health-conscious city followed by Hyderabad and Mumbai.
Mondays and Thursdays are when Indians eat healthiest. Keto orders grew by 23 per cent while there was an 83 per cent surge in vegan and plant-based food ord