How to make Beef shawarma at home (Nigerian Style)
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  • Shawarma has got to be the most popular street snack almost everyone enjoys. It’s also pretty easy to make at home. The only hitch you might encounter is finding a good place close to your vicinity where the pita bread (Shawarma bread) could be bought. There are various types of shawarma such as Beef shawarma, Chicken shawarma, Fish shawarma, e.t.c and each shawarma has its own unique taste. Now I’m going to make it really simple. For the Hot press (To seal and Heat up the wrapped shawarma), you could make do with a sandwich Toaster if you’ve got one or simply a frying pan….They both serve the same function only that one heats both ways (Most times leaving Sandwich lines) and the other heats one way leaving no line at all. It’s pretty straight forward ;)
  • •Prep time: Less than 20 minutes•Cook time: Less than 30 minutes •Yield: 10 Shawarma Wraps
  • Ingredients::: 
  • • 4 medium sized Carrots
  • • 1 small Cabbage
  • • 2 medium Sized Green bell pepper
  • • 1 medium sized cucumber
  • • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • • Mayonnaise
  • • Ketchup
  • • 10 pieces Pita Bread(Shawarma bread)
  • • 14 chunks beef (You could also use Chicken or fish)
  • • 2 Scotch bonnets (Yellow/Red pepper)
  • • 1 small onion
  • •2 seasoning cubes
  • • ¼ bulb Ginger
  • • 4 cloves Garlic 
  • •1 tsp. Salt
  • •1 tsp. Curry
  • • ½ tsp. thyme
  • • 3 tbsp. Vegetable oil
  • Preparation/Directions:::
  • Step 1: Chop the cabbage, Grate the carrots, Dice the green pepper & slice the cucumber- Set aside separately
  • Step 2: Dice the beef and place in a Small pot. Blend the Onion, garlic, ginger, Scotch bonnets and pour into the pot with diced beef. Season with the stock cubes, Salt, Curry & thyme. Add some water and cook till tender for about 15mins. Once done, stir fry in vegetable oil for 3 mins. 
  • To assemble:::
  • Step 3: Get one pita bread and open the pocket (This divides it into two). Place one on top of the other. 
  • Step 4: Rub mayonnaise over the bread on top. Add the cabbage, carrot, green pepper, cucumber, Beef – Sprinkle with powdered chili and drizzle with ketchup and more mayonnaise
  • Step 5: Fold to seal the contents and place on the pan (Greased with a little vegetable oil). Reduce the burner to the barest minimum and let the shawarma heat up on the side with the open flap . Flip and do the same for the other side. 
  • Step 6: Yep! Your beef shawarma is ready. Serve.
  • Remember, portion control is one of the secrets to healthy living……..So, indulge a ‘lil but stay healthy To make your Homemade shawarma bread....CLICK HERE



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