The survey analysed ordering patterns from 12,000 restaurants in eight cities across the country.

Across Indias metros the dosa is king of the breakfast table finds Swiggy surveyBy Charles Haynes, via Wikimedia Commons
news Food Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 17:44

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and across India’s largest cities, there’s an endless panoply of dishes on offer. But it seems that the crispy-on-the-outside-and-fluffy-on-the-inside dosa is fast turning into the breakfast of choice.

According to a survey by food delivery app Swiggy, the humble dosa ranks among the most popular breakfast dishes in India across Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi/Gurugram, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Pune.

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For the survey, Swiggy analyzed ordering patterns from over 12,000 restaurants in the eight cities on its platform. 

The survey also found that Indians still prefer traditional breakfast dishes such as idli, poha, paratha and dosa, over western alternatives.

This remains the case despite attempts by large chains such as McDonald's to expand on their breakfast range in the country. 

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Here are the most popular breakfast dishes ordered in the key cities. 

Bengaluru – Masala Dosa, Idli and Vada, Poha

Chennai – Idli, Plain Dosa, Ghee Podi Idli, Onion Utthapam

Delhi/ Gurugram – Chole Bhature, Paranthas, Dosa, Pav Bhaji

Mumbai – Masala Dosa, Plain Dosa, Bun Maska, Misal Pav

Hyderabad – Idli and Dosa

Pune- Masala Dosa, Poha, Sabudana Kichdi, Aappe

According to Swiggy, their breakfast segment is growing at a faster rate than other categories and Bangalore, followed by Chennai and Hyderabad, place the maximum number of orders in this segment. 

(Main image source: By Charles Haynes (Flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

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