After five years of marriage and successful careers, Nidhi Singh and Shikhar Veer Singh decided to quit their corporate jobs and venture into the world of samosa selling. The couple, who met while pursuing Biotechnology degrees, launched their business, Samosa Singh, in 2016 with their own savings.
Shikhar and Nidhi first met in Haryana while pursuing B-Tech in Biotechnology from Kurukshetra University. Reportedly, Shikhar quit his job, when he was a Principal Scientist at Biocon, which he joined after pursuing MTech from Hyderabad.
Nidhi was receiving a salary package of Rs 30 lakh at a Gurugram-based pharma company. She had joined the pharma sector as a Business Development Associate and her first salary was Rs 17, 000.
The couple quit their jobs in 2015 and opened ‘Samosa Singh’ in Bengaluru the next year. From there, the traditional Indian dish transformed their lives. Their business expanded to eight cities and 50 cloud kitchens, selling 30,000 samosas per month with a turnover of Rs 45 crore.
Their journey wasn’t without risks, as they sold their dream apartment for Rs 80 lakh to build a bigger kitchen and grow their business. Shikhar’s idea to sell samosas outside State Bank of India branches was initially met with skepticism from Nidhi, who was hesitant to pursue a career as a “samosa wala.”
However, with persistence and experimentation, the couple found success in developing a variety of samosa fillings and a crispy outer layer. Their story has inspired many, with netizens praising their passion and dedication. Despite leaving behind high-paying jobs, the couple’s entrepreneurial spirit and hard work have paid off in a big way, proving that “Koi bhi dhandha chota nhi hotaa” (no business is too small).