How to make Shawarma -

Pita bread stuffed with grilled chicken, freshly tossed salad and tahina, an all-time favourite Arabic snack.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Chicken (चिकन), Pita Bread (पीटा ब्रेड )

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Snacks and Starters


Shawarma Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Shawarma Recipe

  • Chicken 4

  • Pita Bread 4

  • Olive oil 4 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Yogurt 1 cup + 3 tablespoons

  • Garlic,ground 4 cloves

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh parsley 1 sprigs

  • Onion ,sliced 1 medium

  • Tomato,sliced 1 medium

  • Jalapeno,sliced 2

  • Tahini 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh mint leaves,torn 6-8


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200C. Slit chicken breasts lengthwise without cutting through. Dribble olive oil over them, sprinkle salt and fold the pieces.

Step 2

Thread these pieces onto a skewer. Keep the skewer on a rack on which the skewer will rotate.

Step 3

Place the rack in the preheated oven and cook at 200°C. Add salt, garlic paste to yogurt and whisk well. Add lemon juice and mix.

Step 4

Put this mixture over a muslin cloth kept over a bowl, gather the edges and squeeze tight to get smooth yogurt sauce. Garnish with a sprig of parsley.

Step 5

Keep it aside. Once the chicken is cooked remove from oven and cut into fine shreds keeping it on the skewer itself. Toast pita breads lightly.

Step 6

Slit them open to form a pocket. Keep aside. Mix onion, tomato, jalapenos, salt, tahina, yogurt and mint leaves to form a salad.

Step 7

Stuff the pita pocket with some of the shredded chicken mixture and then top it up with this onion tomato salad. Serve immediately with yogurt sauce.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.