Samosa in space: Chai Walla, Indian eatery in UK, sends beloved snack into space (Video)

A samosa sent into space? Now, this is something out of the box which only Indians can think about! An Indian eatery in Britain called the ‘Chai Walla’, which is also one of the best-ranked restaurants in Bath, has done this.

Chai Walla sent a samosa into space before it crash-landed in France. But it managed to successfully complete the extraordinary space mission in three attempts.

So Why Niraj Gadher, the owner of Chai Walla restaurant, decided to take up such mission? Well, he said he wanted to spread some joy around when he came up with this idea, according to the UPI news site.

“I said as a joke once that I would send a samosa into space, and then I thought during this bleak times we could all use a reason to laugh,” Mr Gadher told Somerset Live.

Gadher used helium balloons to launch the popular Indian snack into space. It took three attempts to get the job done successfully. In the first attempt, the helium balloons slipped out of his hands.

“The second time we didn’t have enough helium, but we got there on the third time,” he said.

Gadher and his friends can be seen launching the samosa into space in a video shared on YouTube. They attached it to a weather balloon equipped with a GoPro camera and GPS tracker.

The group released the samosa and watched it move high up.

Gadher wanted to track the path of the smaosa, the GPS didn’t work at first, perhaps when the balloon wented high up in space. However, he returned the next day, revealing that the samosa had crashed in France.

They then started informing locals via Instagram to see if anyone would be willing to locate the samosa.

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An Instagram user named Axel Mathon accepted their request and found the samosa in a field in Picardie.

“Really until I got here, I couldn’t believe it,” he was quoted as saying by a local news website.

“And actually when I looked up I saw the burst helium balloon in the trees. and I found this polystyrene box well packed.

“It was a bit like a treasure hunt, I thought it was crazy!”