Saturday, 21 October 2017

Chicken shawarma

Pita / arabic bread filled with a thin layer of any spread like hummus ,/thahini /garlic paste or even mayo flavored or not  and shavings of meat or chicken accompanied with tomatoes and onions  is a shawarma .
Here i have made with tandoored chicken and rest is as just as mentioned above. 

I have added french fried potatoes . And this is homemade too . Again this is a dinner option just like i said with my last post Chemeen eladda . Why have i not added this recipe for a long time 🤔. This is a complete meal and my kids love this and who doesn't.? I practically grew up eating shawarma...having said that in my days shawarma was one of the most sort out meal for dinner. We would go cycling and a near by bakery had one of the best shawarma sandwiches in the city . It is a Labanese outlet . And the heating one was too filling for the tummy and in those it was just 3 dhs ! We had to take a token and wait ( while we cycle around )and me being a plum pudding would have 2 .  But that's not the case now. They cost around 9 dhs and the filling is not that enough...but we rate it the best still ...😊.


To marinade 

  • 2 tablespoon butter 
  • 500 gms chicken, cubed
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4  tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste 

For filling 

  • 1 sliced onion
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 5 pita breads, small
  • 3 tbsp hummus 
  • French fries as required. 
  • 3 tbsp chopped parsley leaves 
  • Chopped lettuce leaves, as required


  • Mix ingredients for marinade in a bowl. Add the chicken cubes  and toss to coat well. Set aside for 15 minutes 
  • Add butter  in a frying pan and add the chicken along with the marination. Cook till done.
  • Slit the pita bread and spread one tbsp of hummus  on each sides . 
  • Sprinkle some parsley  leaves onions and tomatoes.  
  • Add the french fries.
  • Divide the chicken mixture into five  and spread onto the pitas. Add the lettuce leaves .
  • Roll them tight and serve immediately with some salted Labanese pickle!

  1. You can replace parsley with corriander leaves but parsley enhances the Labanese shawarmas much better. 
  2. Serve warm and immediately. 
  3. I had pickled carrots along with these. 

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