Seasoned-heavily with a variety of Indian spices, this Gulf-style Chicken Shawarma is the peak of perfection
Chicken Shawarma is now made simple! This version of the most-loved delish, Chicken Shawarma is quite time-taking but more convenient. So, prepare this Chicken Shawarma with ease at Home, by marinating the chicken and then shallow-frying it in a saucepan. The perfectly seasoned sauces adds strong flavours. For a little more crunch, cabbage and tomatoes are used for garnishing. Though the dish differs significantly from traditional Shawarma, yet it tastes and feels just like the original Gulf meal.
The origin of Shawarma can be traced back to the Ottoman Empire, Israel. It is a Levantine Arab meat preparation invented in Turkey during the late 18th century. The term “Shawarma” is an Arabic name for ‘turning’, that describes the process of grilling meat that is common and prevalent in Middle-Eastern local cuisine. A vertical spit is slowly rotated in front of a fire or similar heat source, on which thin slices of seasoned meat and fat are heaped together and roasted. It produces juicy, soft meat that may be served by shaving off little amounts at a time. Shawarma is known as ‘gyros’ in Greek and ‘doner kebabs’ in Turkey, both the words mean ‘turn’ in their native languages, respectively . The abundantly flavourful dish is now well-liked all over the globe.
Cooking time – 15 minutes
Servings – 5
For Chicken Marinade –
Tahini Sauce –
Garlic Sauce –
Chilli Sauce –
Tahini Sauce – In a grinder, blend sesame seeds with olive oil.
Garlic Sauce – In a bowl, combine all the ingredients properly. Further add 2 tbsp Tahini sauce. Mix well.
Chilli Sauce – Coarsely grind all the ingredients together into a bright red-coloured paste.
For Shawarma – take a pita bread and spread the red chilli sauce over it. Followed by Garlic sauce, add chicken pieces to the bread. Then add sliced tomatoes and cabbage.
Serve and enjoy !
Eat this Chicken Shawarma stuffed in a pita roll or in a sandwich. Relish it as starters or a side dish with dal and rice or chapati, parotta or gobble it with a drink. This Chicken Shawarma will be consumed happily in any form.