Record-breaking naan made in Hampshire becomes worldwide sensation

Hampshire's deputy chief officer Dave Curry prepares to cut up the record-breaking naan

Hampshire's deputy chief officer Dave Curry prepares to cut up the record-breaking naan

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A WORLD record-breaking naan made by Hampshire chefs and firefighters has taken the world by storm.

Chefs from Badi Mirchi and Sanjha joined a team of firefighters from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service to bake the giant naan, which was unveiled at the Eastleigh Mela Festival.

But no sooner had it been backed, the creation was picked up by the world’s media and covered extensively in India, with channels NDTV, ABP News and Aaj Tak covering the success.

It was also featured by news organisations in the USA and Canada, as well as the UK’s national press.

The final naan bread measured 3.79m by 1.4m and weighed a hefty 26kg. The previous record for the largest naan bread measured 2.89m by 1m and weighed 9.5kg.

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The record-breaking naan is unveiled at the Eastleigh Mela earlier this month.

Pravin Sood, owner of Eastleigh restaurant Badi Mirchi, who helped bake the bread, said: “We are so proud that we have broken the world record for the largest naan bread.”

Chefs Mukesh Sharma and Suresh Prasad used their expertise to make the dough with a secret recipe and had the public queuing up to taste the record-breaking naan.

Chefs from Sanjha restaurant, headed up by master chef Ishtaq Ahmed, also assisted with the baking of the bread.

It was sold to customers to raise money for The Water Wells and Hampshire Hurricanes charities.

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