If you know how to tie a sari, you might have learned how to tuck a samosa properly.
Not so, as Soni Satpathy-Singh, a 35-year-old recipe developer from New York found out. “I think I’m getting the hang of how to fold a samosa, but dear lord, the sari? No. Whenever I put one on, it ends up looking like I am wearing a toga,” she told HuffPost India.
Singh recently posted a mini-tale on her blog sketchydesi.com of what were to happen if one actually attempted the intricate folds that both require as a fast means to kill two desi birds with one stone, and it is hilarious (see below).
Click around, and along with her yummy Indian recipes, Singh has added some extra masala to her blog with quick-witted illustrations and instances of growing up as an “ABCD: American Born Confused Desi, sans the confusion,” as she puts it.
“I think people have a desire to see food and culture presented in a way that speaks to their experiences of having grown up with both Indian and Western influences,” she said. “They want humour that taps into that and I think that’s what Sketchy Desi does.”
Initially a private chef, Singh who was born in Tennessee (her parents hail from Odisha) took to blogging to “cook and write for myself instead of other people”.
What started out as a fun project, quickly gained ground and Singh, who has developed a knack for uncovering funny Indian moments, is now working on pushing out foodie greeting cards, along lots of sketching, cooking and recipe testing with Vee Ladwa, her graphic designer.
Here are a few of her other creations:
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