Chicken Shawarma


Here is a treat for your taste-buds. Why not try something "Lebanese" this weekend?


  . Chicken Thigh (Boneless) - 500gms

  . Yogurt - 250 gms

  . Potatoes - 250 gms 

  . Lettuce - 1 Bunch

  . Garlic Cloves - 10 to 12

  . Black Pepper - 2 Tablespoons

  . Olive Oil - 1 Tablespoon

  . Vinegar - 1 Tablespoon

  . Cardamom powder - ? Teaspoon

  . Lebanese White Bread - 4 nos.


   . White Chickpeas - 250gms

   . Tahini Paste - 1 Tablespoon

   . Lemon Juice - 1 Tablespoon

   . Chickpea Water - 3 Teaspoons

   . Salt - 2 Teaspoons

   . Olive Oil - 3 Tablespoons

Yogurt Tahini Sauce:

   . Yogurt - 250gms

   . Tahini Paste - 1 Tablespoon

   . Lemon Juice - 1 Teaspoon

   . Salt - 1 Teaspoons

   . Olive Oil - 1 Tablespoon

   . Black pepper Powder - ? Teaspoon


    . Marination: In a bowl mix 250gms of yogurt, minced garlic cloves, seven spices, vinegar, black pepper, olive oil, cardamom powder. Then, add the chicken thigh boneless pieces to the yogurt mixture and let it marinate overnight so that all the flavors soak in.

    . Hummus: Soak the chickpeas overnight. Boil them the next day and save the chickpea water. In a food processor combine boiled chickpeas, tahini pasta and a garlic clove. When the machine is running slowly pour the olive oil till the mixture smoothens. Add salt, lemon juice in the end and mix again to combine all ingredients.  

   . Yogurt Tahini Sauce: In a bowl mix 250gms of yogurt, 1 tablespoon of tahini sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, black pepper powder, salt to taste and minced garlic. Mix all the ingredients and let it sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes so that the yogurt thickens.

   . Now, grill the chicken till it is char grilled and cooked completely.

   . For assembling the Shawarma roll, cut the grilled chicken into thin strips, thinly chop the lettuce leaves, deep fry the thinly slice potatoes till golden brown. Take the Lebanese white bread spread hummus over it, spread the lettuce leaves, potato fries, chicken strips and top it with yogurt tahini sauce and serve it immediately.

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