Fans of Indian cuisine, look no further! 

This giant onion bhaji that was cooked up in London on the 4th February 2020, weighed 175.48 kg (386 lb 13.8 oz)!

The onion bhaji was made by Oli Khan and a team of 25 from the Surma Takeaway Stevenage in London at the London Muslim Centre in Whitechapel.

The attempt took place before any social distancing measures were put in place in the UK.


The team were ecstatic as Guinness World Records adjudicator Paulina Sapinska declared the record broken for the largest onion bhaji with a total diameter of 153 cm.

Over 2,000 single onions were chopped, 500g of chilies were added and 4kg of garlic and ginger were mixed in. 

Half a kilolitre of oil was used to fry the onions. The vat was heated to 190 degrees Celsius for 88 minutes.


The record attempt raised money for the London Muslim Centre Trust and the homeless. 

As per Guinness World Records guidelines for no food waste, the bhaji was distributed and eaten by over 1,000 people.

The team are now aiming to deliver over 5,000 Indian and Bangladeshi curries to health workers at Lister Hospital and the new QE2 during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Oli and the team had attempted the record title in 2017, but it came out slightly undercooked due to a heavier onion bhaji at over 300kg. 

This resulted in a failed record attempt.

However, Oli and the team learnt from their mistakes and for the second attempt, they decided to meet the minimum requirement of 175kg and used a fryer that met British standards to ensure the bhaji was well done.


Oli states that he’d always dreamt of being a Record Holder since he was a boy. 

The dream of creating the largest onion bhaji had been in inception for 2 years before it finally became a reality.

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