Muslim Aid charity makes world's largest samosa for homeless

By Daniel Uria  |  Aug. 24, 2017 at 1:16 PM
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Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The humanitarian charity Muslim Aid created the world's largest samosa to feed the homeless in England.

A total of 12 volunteers spent about 15 hours crafting the Guinness World Record-breaking 337-pound samosa at a mosque in London and then cut it into pieces that were distributed to local homeless people.

"We wanted to make a larger-than-ever version of this popular food to demonstrate visually how people of the Muslim faith work tirelessly throughout the year, and particularly during Eid, doing charitable acts to support the unfortunate in the community around them and further afield," Muslim Aid spokesman Zac Hussain said.

Guinness World Records adjudicator Pravin Patel judged the record attempt and explained the conditions to the participants.

"It's got to be triangular; contain flour, potatoes, onions and peas; be fried, and retain the shape when cooked," he said. "It's got to look and feel like a samosa. Plus, it all has to be eaten. No wastage!"

The final product was made using 220 pounds of potatoes, 55 pounds of onion, 33 pounds of peas, plus 97 pounds of flour and traditional Indian spices that were ultimately placed in a custom-made deep fat fryer.

Muslim Aid's record attempt topped the previous record set by Bradford College in England in 2012 that weighed 244 pounds.

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