A group of 10 people in Gorakhpur have created world's largest samosa at 332 kg and have sought a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for achieving this mean feat. 20-year old Ritesh Soni, owner of a road side restaurant in Gopal Nagar got inspired to create the largest samosa after a group earned a spot in the Guinness Book for creating world's largest jalebi and now it is in the Guinness Book. "Like them, we also want to make our town famous through our feat," said Soni to Times Of India.
Led by Soni, the group of 10 took 15 days to prepare the gigantic snack. They pooled in Rs 30,000 and got an additional Rs 10,000 as donation. "It took 90 litre refined oil, 1.75 quintal wheat flour and 2 quintal potato to prepare it. The samosa is 3 meter high and its three sides are 2 metre, 1.5 metre and 1.5 metre. Its radius is around 36 inch," said Soni.
Most of the members are involved in the catering business and are between 16- 20 years of age. Through the recognition, the group is keen to get the government's focus on the deplorable state of the small town which needs an upgrade of basic facilities.
Thousands have been visiting the venue to catch a glimpse of snack that is perhaps one of the most popular snack item of the country. While the group awaits a Guinness recognition, we can't help wonder who is going to eat that huge samosa.