Just like what Twitter user Ankit did for his domestic help Saroj didi.
Ankit Vengulerkar, a man from Bengaluru, who was impressed with his domestic help’s prolific culinary talent, decided to help her out set up her own home-food delivery business. And, just like that, she became an internet sensation overnight.
A thread on Saroj Didi. She’s 47. Has 3 kids. Her husband & she used to run a small eating joint in Mangammanapalya. When her husband passed away, she shut down the business to look after her kids and raise them by doing housework.— Gadgetwala (@ankitv) July 24, 2020
She’s fluent in Kannada, Hindi, English. pic.twitter.com/zyCS76yoOD
Saroj Didi’s been cooking and cleaning at my Bangalore home for almost a year now. Extremely reliable. We bond over food and cats.— Gadgetwala (@ankitv) July 24, 2020
She’s been wanting to start a home-cooked food business for a few weeks now.
We started today.
She’s extremely talented and experienced in cooking. pic.twitter.com/jEoRRofjQ3
For a while, Saroj wanted to set up a home-cooked food business but, she didn’t know how or where to start. And, that’s where Ankit came into the picture. He posted a picture of Saroj didi on social media and worte:
She’s extremely talented and experienced in cooking. Saroj Didi is also fluent in Kannada, Hindi, English and is extremely reliable.
If you live near HSR layout in Bangalore, and would like to get a tiffin service or any yummy food, please consider Saroj Didi. It’ll help her earn extra income. And you’ll get some super delicious food.— Gadgetwala (@ankitv) July 24, 2020
Thanks for your support & kindness. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/8nF9jJRTB1
🦀🦀🦀— Gadgetwala (@ankitv) July 24, 2020
Who would like to eat some delicious home cooked Mangalore Crab curry?
I’m helping my cook Saroj Didi start a food business. Your support would mean the world.
₹300 for a portion. DM me if you’re in Bangalore and want some.
Delivery charges would be as per @DunzoCare pic.twitter.com/jFQ5RDNQFB
More than 2 kgs of Mangalore crab curry was sold out, making her dish an instant hit. Even since then, Saroj didi has been receiving orders for her awesome Crab Curry. She is thrilled with all the love and support she has been recieving on social media.
And we’ve sold out 2kgs of Mangalore Crab Curry in no time. THANKS SO MUCH for all your retweets and encouragement. Saroj Didi is so happy. And a bigger thanks to all those who’ve placed their orders. Will DM you.— Gadgetwala (@ankitv) July 24, 2020
Bon appetit. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/BhfGBwwz0u
People on social media also have been promoting Saroj didi’s home cooked food business.
I check Ankit’s Insta stories everyday to know what’s Saroj Didi cooking. Today’s menu had Paratha and Reddy’s Chicken Curry. Looked absolutely divine and since I can’t eat it, Bangalore peeps do order in. https://t.co/EpWijkWl68— Mohar Basu (@MoharBasu) July 26, 2020
Positivity & Empowerment!— Paytm (@Paytm) July 26, 2020
Great work Ankit, and our best wishes to Saroj Didi. ❤️
Please do let us know if we can be of any assistance. 🙏🏻 https://t.co/0rtzJqSnMO
Good to see such initiative @ankitv. A strong helping hand by us to make thier life better. This sounds perfect example for #VocalForLocal in food industry.— Pranav Butani (@pranavbutani) July 26, 2020
More Power to you and Saroj didi 💪🏻
Stay blessed! 😇 https://t.co/nb32bDfpdu
All thanks to Ankit, Saroj didi is now famous for her delicious crab curry and people literally can’t stop licking their fingers. This side business will help her earn a few extra bucks to feed and take care of her children, which is great.