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Spicy Chicken Shawarma – Rida Aftab Recipe

Ingredients

  • Spicy Chicken Shawarma - Rida Aftab Recipe
    Spicy Chicken Shawarma

    1 chicken breast

  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • Ingredients for pita bread
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ cup rice flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp yeast
  • Warm water as required

Ingredients for Tahini sauce

  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp sesame paste
  • Ingredients for pickled vegetables
  • 2 cups vinegar
  • 1 beetroot
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 onion
  • 2 green chilies
  • ½ tsp salt

How to make Spicy Chicken Shawarma

  • Marinate chicken stripes with 1 tsp garlic, 4 tbsp lemon juice, ½ cup yogurt, 1 tsp paprika powder, ¼ tsp cardamom powder, ½ tsp salt, 1 tsp ground cumin, ½ tsp nutmeg powder and ½ tsp black pepper powder for an hour.
  • Then place in oven proof dish and bake in a preheated oven at 150 c for 20 minutes.
  • Take out of the oven and mix with chopped parsley, 2 tbsp chili sauce and 2 tbsp olive oil.
  • Method for Pita bread
  • Mix 1 cup plain flour, ½ cup rice flour, ½ tsp salt, 2 tbsp yeast, 1 tsp sugar and 1 tbsp oil and knead into fine dough. Put aside for an hour.
  • Roll portion of dough to make small rotis and bake in an oven proof dish at 150 c for 10 minutes.
  • Method for Tahini Sauce
  • In a bowl, add 4 tbsp sesame seeds, ¼ tsp salt, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp garlic paste and mix. Tahini Sauce is ready.
  • Method for pickled vegetables
  • In 2 cups vinegar, add a chopped cucumber, 2 green chilies, 1 beetroot, 1 onion and ½ tsp salt. Keep it preserved for 2 to 3 days. Mix with chicken as required.
  • Cut each pita bread into two halves and fill in chicken, pickled vegetables and tahini sauce.
  • Spicy Chicken Shwarma is ready to serve.

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