Born in India and inspired by her grandmother, Sukhi Singh had a natural gift for cooking. In 1985 she moved to the U.S with a passion and vision for sharing her native cuisine with those who love good food.
Her continued passion and artful cooking is the inspiration behind Sukhi’s Indian Cuisine.
Check out NPR's podcast “How I Built This” with Guy Raz to hear Sukhi Singh and her son, Dalbir, recount their experiences as a family business and how they spread their love of Indian food across America.
THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF PEOPLE.
PEOPLE WHO LOVE INDIAN CUISINE AND THE PEOPLE WHO JUST HAVEN’T TRIED IT YET. COME INTO MY KITCHEN AND FALL IN LOVE.
With humble beginnings in her grandmother’s kitchen, at the age of seven, Sukhi remembers recreating a dish after seeing it cooked “only once”. She never needed recipes and had a natural gift and passion for Indian cooking.
Fast forward over the years and Sukhi is now a trained teacher, with her husband in the air force, traveling across India and learning first hand about the country’s diverse, regional cuisines. She spends time with families in their kitchens absorbing the culinary techniques and traditions of each region.
In 1985 Sukhi moved to the U.S and expanded her teaching to the culinary arts. A natural entrepreneur with the support of her family, she began cooking in a rented kitchen and selling products at local farmer’s markets in the Bay Area. In many ways a classic immigrant journey — the entire family pitched in, demand grew, and a business was born.
In 2005, Sukhi’s three children, who grew up in the family business, returned after years of following their own professions. Banding together they brought their collective expertise to grow every aspect of the business. As a result, Sukhi’s Gourmet products have flourished to the delight of people who love Indian food as well as those who are new to the cuisine.
The family’s dedication is steadfast but remains true to Sukhi’s original vision of bringing authentic, flavorful and regional Indian cuisine into the homes of people who love good food.