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This is world's biggest samosa!

By Chennabasaveshwar

The world record for the largest samosa was smashed in London on Tuesday by a whopping version of the popular Asian snack weighing in at 153.1 kgs.

Muslim Aid UK charity prepares giant samosa, set new Guinness World Records. Courtesy: @CatrinNye

A dozen volunteers from Muslim Aid UK charity prepared the giant samosa and then deep-fried it in a custom-built vat at an East London Mosque, reports Agence France-Presse.

Bradford College in northern England set the previous record of 110.8 kg samosa in June 2012.

Adjudicators from Guinness World Records had set a number of rules to pass the test.

  • It's got to be triangular; contain flour, potatoes, onions and peas;
  • be fried, and retain the shape when cooked
  • It's got to look and feel like a samosa
  • It's got to be edible by humans
  • The critical record is the net weight
  • Plus it all has to be eaten. No wastage

Organiser Islam told AFP that it was a tough challenge.

"Initially I thought it would be a piece of cake: stuff it together, tie up the end and fry it," he said. "When I realised there was not a single pot in the country that could hold that weight, we had to get something tailor made."

The samosa was built on a giant wire mesh, then winched into a vat of cooking oil before being hauled out to be weighed.

It took around 15 hours of work and was dished up into hundreds of portions distributed to the local homeless via the Salvation Army.

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