Trend forecasters have been predicting Indian to be the next “hot” ethnic cuisine to take off stateside. While Indian-centric fast-casual concepts are beginning to expand and Indian stations are common in college dining, 2020 may be the year that Indian flavors catch on in both authentic and nontraditional applications. Technomic’s Ethnic Food & Beverage Consumer Trend Report reveals that 34% of consumers have tried Indian food and like it, plus they find the cuisine to be unique and exciting.

10. Pineapple chutney


Diver Sea Scallops with pineapple chutney at

Legal Sea Foods

11. Biryani


Chicken Dum Biryani at

Boston University

12. Tikka sauce


Chicken Tikka Masala Deep Dish at

Patxi’s Pizza

Source: Technomic Ignite menu data