In what can be considered great news for samosa lovers across the globe, a giant version of the popular snack has been made in London and it has quickly grabbed eyeballs as well as broken records by becoming the largest such food item in the world at 153.1 kilograms. As per india.com report, the huge samosa was made by a charity in London on Tuesday. The report further said that officials of the Guinness World Records were present during the process to make sure that the snack passed the required tests. It was prepared by Muslim Aid UK charity volunteers. The samosa was then deeply fried in a custom-built vat. The earlier record of building largest samosa was held by Bradford College in northern England in June 2012 and was weighed at 110.8 kg.
The snack, which is loved in many parts of India, was prepared on a huge wire mesh and then fried in cooking oil, an AFP report added. While explaining the rules, The adjudicator from, Guinness World Records told AFP, “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!”
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Volunteers had taken utmost care to make sure that the snack did not break or lose its shape while being made. Soon after it was made, a food safety officer conducted a test. As he gave his clearance for the effort, those present at the site erupted with joy. The samosa was cooked in 15 hours and was served in hundreds of portions which were distributed to the homeless.