The New Indian Express

Lockdown Eating

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India has been on a spree of ordering food in during this lockdown and the trends are as interesting as they are appetizing.

As a country that loves food, probably there is no match for India. Eating out has naturally thrived curtesy the plethora of options available. However, post March 22, things changed completely with the lockdown. The country however found a route to satisfy their food cravings by well, ordering in.

Biryani Rules

One of the most ordered dishes online has always been Chicken Biryani and the country continued the tradition by ordering the highest number of this dish in the lockdown. Interestingly, a lot of these trends have also been confirmed by the recent Swiggy’s StatEATistics: The Quarantine Edition, an order analysis report that was released recently that indicates a whopping 5.5 lakh orders were received in the lockdown months. Mohit Sardana, COO-Food Delivery, Zomato also agrees. “chicken biryani is the most popular dish on the platform pan- India and continued to be even during the lockdown. Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune have been ordering Chicken Biryani more than other cities.” In fact, even smaller cities like Patna and Mysore have ordered Chicken Biryani as the top dish.

Read the full story that first appeared in The New Indian Express dated August 22, 2020 here

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