Shawarma, an Arabic dish is very popular in the middle eastern countries.
Have you ever tried this dish ?
Large chicken slices marinated in a mixture of special shawarma spices are arranged on the vertical rod of the shawarma maker grill intermingled with layers of fat. Sometimes a lemon or big onion is hooked on top of the meat for more flavor. The rod with meat is slowly rotated in front of the gas flame to cook it evenly. The grilling takes place slowly. The juices together with spices percolate through the meat imparting wonderful flavor to the dish. Pieces of meat are shaved off using a long knife and is mixed with tomato. The outer layer of Shawarma bread is peeled, a little garlic paste is smeared, chicken pieces with tomato is stuffed into it along with lettuce, french fries and slices of marinated cucumber. Sometimes the outer surface of the bread is smeared with oily fat and the whole thing will be shown in front of the flame before wrapping.
The accompaniments include green chilly marinated in vinegar or red chilly paste, cucumber, radish or carrot marinated in vinegar.
There is lot of variety in the preparation of Shawarma. Recipes also differ. Chicken or beef is used commonly to prepare it. It's quality, the spices used and the culinary expertise of the chef all matter in the yumminess of this wonderful dish !
Bought this today from the mall. Yummy ! Together with green chilly marinated in vinegar it was simply delicious :)
I consider these shawarmas special. Tasted these when in Dubai last year. Enjoyed with red chilly paste and sulaimaani ( black tea ). Awesome !
If you ever visit Dubai you may try shawarmas from the hotel in front of Bur Dubai bus station. The bus to Dubai Global village comes in front of this hotel. Good hotel !
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