Humanitarian charity Muslim Aid has achieved the Guinness World Records title for the Largest samosa, weighing in at a whopping 153.1 kg.

The supersize replica of the traditional Asian snack was cooked by 12 volunteers from the organisation, taking them 15 hours from start to finish to create the super-sized dish.

The team had to source a custom-made deep fat fryer for the attempt as the massive pastry would have have been too heavy to fit in regular commercially available one.

“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,” said Muslim Aid’s Zac Hussain.

The attempt took place on Tuesday at a mosque in East London, UK, and official Guinness World Records adjudicator Pravin Patel was on hand to judge it.

Cooking the largest samosa

“It’s got to be triangular; contain flour, potatoes, onions and peas; be fried, and retain the shape when cooked,” he explained to the crowd.

“It’s got to look and feel like a samosa. Plus, it all has to be eaten. No wastage!”

Largest samosa certificate presentation

Once Pravin had confirmed the attempt had been a mouth-watering triumph, the samosa was cut up into portions and given to the Salvation Army, who distributed it to local homeless people.

What was the recipe for success? The samosa consisted of 100 kg potatoes, 25 kg onion, 15 kg peas, plus 44 kg flour and traditional Indian spices.

The attempt by Muslim Aid broke a record previously set by Bradford College, UK, who cooked up a samosa weighing 110.8 kg (244 lb 4 oz) back in 2012.