Biryani ordered more as per Swiggy’s report every other time in 2020

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 left an indelible impact on our lives. We have adjusted to the ‘new normal’ of working or studying from home, ordering almost everything online and taking out as little as possible. There has also been a big change in food habits, whether for better or worse. People have innovated in their home kitchens, cooking all kinds of interesting dishes at home. But one thing that has not changed is the love of Indians towards Biryani. According to Swiggy’s 5th Annual Statistics Report, Biryani was ordered more than once every second in the year 2020 in any form.

Yes, you heard that right. Biryani featured on Swiggy twice in the top five ordered dishes in 2020. Customers preferred Chicken Biryani over Mutton Biryani. Chicken Biryani was the number one dish in this list, followed by Masala Dosa, Paneer Butter Masala, Chicken Fried Rice and Mutton Biryani. Interestingly, Swiggy said that a large number of users placed their orders for chicken biryani to make their debut on the food-ordering app.

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

The report also noted an increase in orders for tea and coffee just after lunch, as at least 1.1 million orders were placed for the same. Another popular 2020 item, the much-loved street food was Pani Puri, which was ordered 2.4 million times.


Paani Puri also ordered herself several times over Swiggy.


In terms of groceries, the app has seen a boom in onion demand – which was ordered to the tune of 75,177kgs in the last four months of 2020. Other popular products included banana, toned milk, potatoes and coriander leaves. Swiggy also sold 1.6 lakh packets of instant food over a period of four months. From August to December, a customer ordered his sweet tooth by ordering 391 packets of chocolate.

What did you order the most in the year 2020? Tell us in the comments below!

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