Ottery’s Samosa Lady’s 24 hour world record challenge

Tina Chauhan-Challis, the Samosa Lady, is going for a world record to make 500 samosas in 24 hours.

Tina Chauhan-Challis, the Samosa Lady, is going for a world record to make 500 samosas in 24 hours. Picture: Clarissa Place - Credit: Archant

An Ottery businesswoman is going for world record glory by making 500 samosas in 24 hours.

Tina Chauhan-Challis will make each individual treat from scratch starting from 6pm tomorrow (Friday) until Saturday evening.

Her efforts will be filmed on a fixed camera and sent to Guinness World Record adjudicators, with the samosas she makes being sold to raise money for an Ottery cause.

Tina said: “There is a world record for the biggest ever samosa but nothing for the largest amounts of samosas. I will do over 500, I know it.

“It’s not just making a samosa, it’s making the mix from scratch which can take five to six hours.


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“My game plan is to prepare all the mixes and fillings and once the fillings are done they can be cooled down and I can start rolling the pastry out. On Saturday morning I will start making up the samosas really to start selling them.

“No-one is allowed to help me out, unless it’s the washing up.”

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The businesswoman is offering prizes, including a dining experience at the restaurant, to anyone who can guess how many samosas she will make within the time period.

A further five runners-ups will receive a golden ticket to use within shops in the town.

Visit the Herald’s Facebook page on Saturday evening to watch Tina’s challenge.

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