Shawarma is native of arab and mediterranian region. Shawarma has made its way to rest of the world since a long time, it is now a national favourite street food in pakistan.
I have tried the lebanese version, greek version, british version (lamb pita) and pakistani version.
Although i love the goyee,messy,cheesy,saucy,runny shawarma....it might not be very healthy.
I have my version all plated up in a pick and roll ur own version. —Abeer Khan
Shawarma bread or pita bread
Red and green peppers
Chicken breast fillet
Chicken tikka masala (shan or national)
Chilli garlic sauce (any good brand)
Cheese slices light cheddar
Cooking oil/ Olive oil
Dried thyme and oregano
Red chilli powder
In This Recipe
Marinate chicken fillets with 1/2 tsp lime juice, 3 cloves of garlic minced, salt to taste, 1/4th tsp black pepper, A pinch of red chilli (ADD SOME MORE + 1/2 tsp garam masala IF U CANT GET CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA) and marinate for atleast 30 minutes.
Finely slice ur peppers, onions, tomato and cucumber in long thin strips. Take 1 onion and cucumber strips and marinate them in vinegar.
Fry or grill chicken breast fillets with 1-2 tbsp oil. Cook them on medium heat until its little golden from top. Give the fillets good 7-8 mins a side while sprinkling some water 2-3 times just so it doesn't burn but gets cooked juicy and tender. Once done, cool then slice into thin strips.
Take 1/2 -1 tsp oil in separate clean pan, and fry 1 clove of minced garlic for few seconds until aroma comes, add in ur strips of peppers, 1 onion and tomato. Stir fry on hight heat, immediately add 1/2 tsp lime juice, salt, pepper and 1/2 tsp of dried thyme and oregano mixture. Take off the heat.
Mayo garlic dip: It is made with roasted garlic in classic way, but i love my method aswell its convenient too. Just mix together youghurt and mayonnaise in a small bowl, sprinkle some black pepper, add lime juice and 1/2 clove to 1 clove garlic. I gave 1/2-1 of garlic according to ur own liking of garlic strength. Warm ur pita breads and serve it on a platter or roll them as street fashion. Cheese can be put in pockets of bread so that it can melt. Serve chilli garlic sauce as a separate condiment in a small bowl alongwith ur quickly pickled onion and cucumber (it takes u 20 minutes of immersing them in vinegar). Enjoy healthy, clean and juicy shawarma my way.