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Guinness World Record: Chef feeds hundreds of homeless people in London with world's largest onion bhaji

The record for the world’s largest onion bhaji has been broken.

Earlier this week, Bangladeshi chef Oli Khan set out to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest onion bhaji which previously stood at 102 kilograms since 2011.

Khan, who is also the senior vice president of Bangladesh Caterers Association, made the attempt at the East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre with the help of his team.

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Officials declared that the bhaji, which took eight hours to make, had successfully outdone the former front-runner weighing in at 175.7 kilograms.

The record-breaking bhaji required an impressive 500 litres of oil, five kilograms of coriander and six kilograms of garlic and ginger. 

Khan ensured that the spicy snack did not go to waste and used the giant-bhaji to feed more than 500 people, 300 of which were homeless. 

Speaking of the achievement, Khan said: “This wouldn’t have been possible without my team, who are all present with me today to share in this amazing victory.

Giant-bhaji took Khan and his team more than 8 hours to make (Oli Khan)

“This isn’t just a win for us, it’s a win for our nation Great Britain, which we are proud to represent!” 

Money raised during the event was donated towards the East London Mosque Trust, a charity supporting local good causes. 

Last year, a family in Hawaii broke the Guinness World Record for the world’s heaviest avocado.

The final bhaji weighed in at 175.7 kilograms (Oli Khan)

Weighing an impressive 5.6 pounds (2.54 kilograms) – around 15 times the weight of an average avocado – the fruit was grown by the Pokini family on the island of Maui.

Juliane Pokini said that the avocado was later used to make a “whole bunch of guacamole” for friends and family members.

The family’s avocado tree, which measured at 20 feet (6.1 metres) tall, was planted when Pokini’s son, Lo’ihi, was born more than 10 years ago.