As per the annual report released by Swiggy, in the year 2019, Indians have ordered an average of 95 biryanis per minute in 2019 across India. Biryani has been on the top spot for 4 years on the most ordered dish list.
Swiggy also gave the most expensive and least expensive biryani of the year. The Chicken Sajuk Biryani in Pune was sold for Rs 1,500 gaining the spot of the most expensive biryani. On the other hand, a special shout out was given to Mumbai's vegetarian Chal Dhanno Tawa Biryani (aka Pulao) for the most pocket-friendly one. It was sold at a price of Rs 19.
After the main course, it is time for dessert.
This year, the dessert that romanced our sweet tooth the most was gulab jamun with a total of 17,69,399 orders, bringing it to the top position. At the second place was Falooda with a total of 11,94,732 orders.
Other favourite desserts included, death by chocolate, tender coconut ice cream, tiramisu ice cream and Kesar halwa.
Another favourite food item this year was khichdi. The sales of this humble dish rose by 128 per cent and most of it was during the Navratri season. Well, no surprises there.
Swiggy also shared a compiled list of the top 10 food items ordered in the year 2019. Some of these might surprise you. The top position has been taken by chicken biryani, followed by masala dosa. The third dish on the list is paneer butter masala after which there is chicken fried rice. One step below on the ladder is mutton biryani which is followed by chicken dum biryani, veg fried rice, veg biryani, tandoori chicken and finally at the last spot is dal makhani.