Chicken Shawarma is a Middle Eastern dish actually made with chicken slices grilled on a vertical spit (rotisserie) then cut off to fill the pita bread. It is then flavored with a savory yogurt sauce and fresh veggies. A dish that whole your family will surely love.
Something different from the usual, plain grilled chicken. This chicken is also a complete lunch. You have one or two Chicken Shawarma and you are complete.
As we make this delicious recipe at home and it is not necessary that all have the rotisserie. You can make the chicken by grilling it in oven or cooking on a stove. There is a slight change in the taste but not much. I will share the recipe here by cooking the chicken on the stove.
This method of cooking developed in 19th Century in Ottoman Turkey. It is called çevirme in Turkish, which means “turning rotisserie”. One of the famous Middle Eastern street foods is chicken shawarma. Choice of working class and a satisfying snack, brunch, lunch or dinner.
It is my favorite. As I mentioned earlier, I am fond of Arabic Cuisine and I like to try new cuisines every now and then. Whenever I visit Dubai, Arabic foods are my first choice including Chicken Shawarma
Ingredients of Chicken Shawarma
Boneless Chicken - 500 gm
Yogurt - 3 Tablespoon
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 Teaspoon
Lemon Juice - 1 Tablespoon
Garam Masala (All Spice Mix) - 1 Teaspoon
Red Chili Powder - 1 Teaspoon
Salt - To Taste
Black Pepper Powder - 1 Teaspoon
Olive Oil - 1 Tablespoon
For Sauce and Filling
Mayonnaise - 4 Tablespoon
Greek Yogurt - 4 Tablespoon
Chopped Garlic - 1/2 Teaspoon
Tomato - 1 Pcs (Julienne, Strips)
Capsicum - 1 Pcs (Julienne, Strips)
Cucumber - 1 Pcs (Julienne, Strips)
Jalapenos (Spicy Green Chili) - 1 Tablespoon
Pita Bread - 8 to 10 Pcs
Steps for Chicken Shawarma
Wash the chicken and cut into Strips. Marinate boneless chicken with all ingredients. and keep it aside for minimum 1 hour.
Take 1 Tablespoon of Olive oil in a pan and add marinated chicken to it. Cook until chicken is done. Water should completely dry. Now shred the chicken and keep it aside.
Mix Mayo, greek yogurt, and chopped garlic to the cooked chicken. Now add the veggies to the mixture. Mix it well. Your filling is ready.
Take a Pita Bread which is readily available in the bakeries. Put the filling in it and roll the pita bread covered with a butter paper. Your yummylicious Chicken Shawarma is ready.
If Pita Bread is not available in the market you can make your own. But the taste might differ. To make Pita Bread, take a bowl, add 3 cups maida (all purpose flour), 1 Teaspoon Sugar, 1 Teaspoon dry yeast powder, 1/2 Teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon Edible Oil.
Mix all the ingredients and mix with warm water to form a dough. Keep it aside for an at least an hour.
Make flatbreads(Rotis) of about 6-8 inch and keep it aside for 15 minutes. Then Roast the flatbreads on tawa. You Pita Breads are ready.
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