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World’s largest samosa created at East London Mosque

PUBLISHED: 16:27 23 August 2017 | UPDATED: 16:56 23 August 2017

Voluteers take a bite of the giant samosa (Picture: Tolga Akmen)

Voluteers take a bite of the giant samosa (Picture: Tolga Akmen)

Tolga Akmen

How long would it take you to eat 153kg of samosa?

A new Guinness world record attempt for the world's biggest samosa is made by Muslim Aid at the East London Mosque (Picture: Tolga Akmen) A new Guinness world record attempt for the world's biggest samosa is made by Muslim Aid at the East London Mosque (Picture: Tolga Akmen)

The world record-holding snack was created at Whitechapel’s East London Mosque by volunteers from Muslim Aid before being given to homeless people living in the area.

The challenge, which comfortably beat the previous 110.8kg record held by Bradford College, took place ahead of Eid-ul-Adha, known as the festival of sacrifice, which begins on Friday, September 1.

The feat was recognised as a new Guinness world record (Picture: Tolga Akmen) The feat was recognised as a new Guinness world record (Picture: Tolga Akmen)

Zac Hussain, director of communities and business development at the charity, said: “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 doing charitable acts to support the unfortunate in the community around them and further afield.”

The samosa, which was divided into around 200 portions, was served with a chickpea curry to those in nearby homelss hostels.

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