Although turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy may be the typical meal for most people on Thanksgiving Day, more and more Americans are turning to non-traditional foods, including Indian and Chinese dishes, on one of the biggest holidays of the year.

A report in reveals the results of research conducted on delivery orders last holiday season by online and mobile food order company GrubHub. It found that people ordering in are twice as likely to eat Tandoori chicken on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year.

The list of the top 15 surprising Thanksgiving foods and drinks also includes other Indian treats like chicken biryani, gulab jamun and mango lassi.

Indian restaurants staying open on Thanksgiving might be an explanation for the results, reported

Below is the full list of the top 15 non-traditional foods ordered on Thanksgiving:

  1. Cheesy Breadsticks
  2. Hot Chocolate
  3. Bagels
  4. Eggs Any Style
  5. Gulab Jamun
  6. Strawberry Cheesecake
  7. Coffee
  8. Pork Pot-stickers
  9. Chicken Biryani
  10. Mango Lassi
  11. General Tso’s Chicken
  12. BBQ Pork Fried Rice
  13. Mozzarella Cheese Sticks 
  14. Tandoori Chicken
  15. Orange Juice

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