Twitter Documents the World’s Largest Samosa Challenge
A group of over 20 Muslim Aid UK volunteers in London succeeded in making the world’s largest samosa — a triangular pastry filled with ground meat or vegetables — for the World’s Largest Samosa Challenge, and documented it all on Twitter.
The pastry was deep-fried in a custom-built vat at an East London mosque. The finished product weighed in at 337 pounds — beating the previous samosa record of 242 pounds — and was the equivalent of 3,828 standard samosas. An adjudicator from Guinness was on hand to officially certify the achievement.
The enormous creation took 15 hours of work to finish. The inside was made with traditional veggie samosa ingredients such as potatoes, peas, onions, coriander, and spices, according to Muslim Aid UK. Photos of the event and the live tweets quickly became a Twitter “Moment” and garnered national attention.
After breaking the samosa record, the organization served the samosa to the homeless in the area.
The international relief and development charity group is dedicated to saving and improving millions of lives in over 70 of the world’s poorest countries.
This is not the first time the East London mosque has attracted national attention — they once held a food drive that donated 10 tons of food to the homeless