Chicken Shawarma Rolls and Shawarma Platter Recipe
Shawarma شاورما is a dish of Arab origin but it is very popular in Pakistan. You get this roll or wrap of grilled chicken with different sauces in it from market and eat it like any fast food.
Here I am going to share a quick and easy recipe that my cousin Mahjabeen Imran shared with me in my facebook group and then many people tried it including my friend Najia Ali Azmat whose Shawarma Plate’s picture I am sharing below.
Using this recipe you can easily make Shawarma at your home for your whole family. You can also make potato fries with Shawarma or serve it with cole-slaw or any other salad that you may like.
- Chicken Breast Fillet 500g
- Pitta Bread Wraps 5-6
- Butter Paper to wrap the bread
- Lemon Juice 2 tbsp
- Salt 1/2 tsp
- Mustard paste 1 tsp
- Chili Sauce 2 tbsp
- White pepper 1 tsp
- Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tbsp
- Soy Sauce 2 tbsp
- Red Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp
- Tikka Masala 1 tbsp
- Crushed Red Chilli 1/2 tsp if you like it really hot
- Onions 2
- Cucumber 1
- Green Chillies 2-3
- Vinegar 1/2 cup
- Mayonnaise 1/2 cup
- Milk 1/2 cup
Marinate chicken breast in lemon juice, ginger garlic paste, salt, white pepper, mustard paste and chilli sauce and put it in fridge for at-least two hours.
Deseed cucumber and cut in julienne, deseed green chilli and cut in thin strips, and thinly slice the onions. Dip these three ingredients in 1/2 cup vinegar with salt and put it in fridge to make the pickle for Shawarma.
Now grill the breasts on a grill pan keeping the stove on low-medium heat.
Cut cooked chicken in small pieces.
Take some oil in a pan and put it on stove, put chicken in that pan and then add red chilli powder, tikka masala, soy sauce, chilli sauce and red chilli flakes too if you like it really hot. Toss it well on high heat for 1-2 minutes and turn off the stove.
You can either make a sauce by mixing milk and mayonnaise or garlic sauce.
Garlic Sauce Recipe
Take one medium potato and cut and boil it with 3-4 garlic cloves, put boiled potato and garlic in food processor with 2 tbsp mayonnaise, 2 tbsp yogurt, salt, pepper, red chilli flakes and a few drops of sesame oil and blend well and make a puree. You can increase or decrease the quantity to adjust the taste.
How to Serve
Now you can either serve all the things in Shawarma platter as in picture above or make Shawarma wraps. To make Shawarma wraps put a toasted pita bread on a butter paper. Spread chicken on it, then either mayonnaise and milk sauce or garlic sauce, pickle that we made above and wrap it tightly to make a roll.