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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Zar's Chicken Shawerma

Enjoying the last few days of my vacation back home.
Zarlashta, my adorable teeny tiny bhabhi, made some extremely yummylicious shawermas for us.
A wonderful Mediterranean inspired sandwich consisting of tender pieces of meat wrapped in warm pita bread. I think these would also be great for picnics.
Lets calls these Zawermas :-)

(serves 12)
(prep time 45 mins)

Chicken 2 1/2 lbs (boneless cut into cubes)
Garlic paste 1/2 tsp
Ginger paste 1/2 tsp
Garlic powder 1/4 tsp
Pepper 1/2 tsp
Dried Oregano 1/2 tsp
Dried Rosemary 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice 1 1/2 Tbs
Vinegar 1 Tbs
Worcestershire sauce 1 Tbs
Oil for cooking 1/4 cup

Heat some oil in a frying pan, season the chicken with all the spices and cook until tender.
Allow the chicken to cool down and then shred into small pieces.


Green bell pepper 2 med (sliced into thin strips)
Red onions 1 med (sliced thin)
Carrots 1 large (sliced thin)
Cucumbers 1 large (sliced thin) optional
Pickels 6 med (Sliced length wise) optional
Jalepeno 3-4 Tbs (chopped) optional
Mushrooms 3-4 Tbs (sliced) optional

Add a few drops of vinegar to these.

Mayo Sauce

Mayonnaise 5 Tbs
Garlic paste 1/4 tsp
Pepper 1/2 tsp
Paprika 1/4 tsp
Red chili flakes 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice 2 Tbs

Mix everything together in a bowl.
You will need 12 gently toasted, medium sized pita breads.
Here is a demo on how to wrap these.
Enjoy :-)


  1. they look yummy, can't wait for you to make them for me once you get back :)

  2. Anonymous30/9/10 15:47

    the video is helpful, I always wondered how they wrapped them :)