Shawarma is a popular Middle Eastern dish that has gained popularity all over the world. It is a type of sandwich made with a combination of meat, vegetables, and sauces wrapped in a pita bread or flatbread. Shawarma can be made with different types of meat, including chicken, beef, lamb, or a combination of meats.
Making shawarma at home is relatively easy and requires a few simple ingredients. In this article, we will guide you through the steps of making homemade shawarma.
500g boneless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4-6 pita bread or flatbread
Hot sauce (optional)
In a large bowl, combine the sliced chicken with smoked paprika, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Add olive oil and lemon juice and mix well. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
Spread the marinated chicken on a baking tray and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and slightly browned.
Heat the pita bread or flatbread in the oven or on a pan until warm and slightly crispy.
To assemble the shawarma, spread garlic sauce and tahini sauce on the warm pita bread. Add the cooked chicken, shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes, sliced onions, and pickles. Drizzle hot sauce (optional) on top.
Roll the pita bread tightly into a cone shape, enclosing the fillings. Wrap it in foil or parchment paper to hold its shape.
Serve the homemade shawarma hot and enjoy!
You can use any type of meat you prefer or a combination of meats.
You can also add other fillings such as cucumber, hummus, or grilled vegetables.
If you don't have access to a Middle Eastern store to purchase garlic sauce and tahini sauce, you can make them at home using simple ingredients. Garlic sauce can be made with garlic, lemon juice, salt, and oil, while tahini sauce can be made with tahini paste, lemon juice, garlic, and salt.
Making homemade shawarma is a delicious and easy way to enjoy this popular Middle Eastern dish. With a few simple ingredients, you can create a flavorful and filling sandwich that will satisfy your cravings. So, roll up your sleeves and get ready to make some homemade shawarma.
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