When it comes to ordering food online, Chennai loves gorging on North Indian delicacies like Butter Naan and Paneer Butter Masala. Hyderabad, on the other hand, prefers to wolf down Biryani even at snack time.
Food-delivery startup Swiggy recently conducted a survey on the food ordering and consumption patterns across eight states in India including in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi and Kolkata.
Paneer Butter Masala; By Foodista via Flickr
The top dishes ordered
For Chennaites it is Biryani, Butter Naan, Idli, Paneer Butter Masala and Chicken Fried Rice.
Bengaluru, which has a massive sweet tooth, loves Death By Chocolate, one of Corner House's iconic desserts. This, apart from indulging in Chicken Biryani, Masala Dosa, Butter Naan, Idli and Paneer Butter Masala.
Hyderabad is the true Biryani capital. They order Biryani even during snack time, i.e. between lunch and dinner, when other cities like to stick to good old street food and burgers.
Chicken Biryani; By Reddybasha, via Wikimedia Commons
After Death By Chocolate, India's Silicon Valley is a fan of Brownie Fudge Sundae, Banana Cake, Lassi, Black Forest with Ice cream and Chocolate Sauce.
Chennai however likes sticking to the traditional Sweet Pongal for desserts apart from Fresh Fruit Salad, Lime Mint Cooler and Double Chocolate Chip.
Hyderabad likes to gulp down some Sweet Lassi or polish off some Gulab Jamun and Ferrero Rocher after meals.
What India likes to eat
Indian cuisine continues to be the favourite main course over its Chinese and Western competitors. And Chicken Biryani is the king of non-vegetarian main courses.
Mysore Masala Dosa; By Connie Ma via Flickr
Paneer Butter Masala is the most frequently ordered vegetarian main course alongside Masala Dosa and Pav Bhaji. Burger, Vada Pav, Momos are some of the most popular snacks.
Momo; By Ritesh Man Tamrakar via Wikimedia Commons
The busiest areas for Swiggy in Bengaluru are Kormangala, Indiranagar, Central Bangalore, Sarjapur/Bellandur, HSR, BTM, Whitefield, Marthahalli, Sanjay Nagar, New Bel Road, Malleshwaram, Jayanagar, JP Nagar.
In Chennai they are OMR, Perungudi, Adyar and Alwarpet, whereas in Hyderabad they are Madhapur, Banjara Hills, Gachibowli, Himayat Nagar and Kondapur.