Chicken shawarma
Preparation time : 60 mins (approx.) | Serves 6 persons

Shawarma is a great Arabian recipe with lots of flavors including hummus (chick pea sauce), roasted chicken and some vegetables. There are variety of sauce used in making shawarma for example tahini sauce (sesame paste), chili paste and hummus. Here instead of tahini sauce hummus is used with chili paste to make this delicious chicken shawarma.


For Chicken:
2 breast pieces
2 tbspn ginger garlic paste
2 tbspn lemon juice
Salt to taste
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 tbspn red chili powder

For Chili Paste:
6-8 Dry red chilies
1 tspn garlic paste
1/2 tspn coriander powder
1/2 tspn cumin powder
Salt to taste
1/2 cup olive oil

For Hummus:
1 cup boiled chick pea
4-5 green chilies
1 tspn garlic paste
Salt to taste
olive oil/water to make paste

Shawarma Sauce:
2 1/2 tbspn hummus
1 cup drain yogurt
2 tbspn lemon juice
1 tspn garlic paste

Carrots (julienne as required)
Beet root(julienne as required)
Pickle cucumber(as required)
Pita Bread as required

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Baking Chicken:
1. Marinate chicken breast in the ingredients shown for chicken and coat the marinate on chicken using your hands for at least 5 minutes.
2. After inserting chicken breast in skewer bake chicken at 180 degree centigrade for 20-30 minutes so that it become tender and turn into brown in color.

Chili Paste:
Blend all the ingredients of chili paste in hand blender so that a smooth paste would form.

Recipe for Hummus:
Similarly to make hummus blend all the ingredients of hummus in blender to make smooth paste.

Shawarma Sauce:
1. In a mixing bowl, pour hummus, yogurt, lemon juice and garlic paste and mix them together using whisker. Shawarma sauce is ready.

Assembling Shawarma:
1. Take a pita bread, put some shawarma sauce and chili paste in the center and add few pieces of baked chicken over it, in the end put some vegetables including pickle cucumber, beet root and carrot on it and then roll the bread.
2. Wrap the shawarma in butter paper to present in the serving platter.