Ever eaten street food? Those sweet or spicy thingys that just happen to be best eaten on the streets.

You know what i’m talking about, right? Those delicious food that have been coated in car fumes and you end up gobbling it anyway.

Well one of those delicious food thingys happen to be called a Shawerma. A sandwich of some sort that is sold on the streets of Saudi. Now the Shawrma’s meat is what makes it so special. Its meat is supposed to be put on a spit and grilled for a whole day! Now most people don’t own a spit, so a more conventional method will naturally have to be adopted in order to enjoy homemade Shawerma. 


I don’t have my own spice mix for the meat – yet – so I use the Shan Shawerma mix, leave it for marination for an hour or so

shawerma meat

then cook it on the stove on a frying pan

cooked shawerma meat

After that all that is left is to assemble the bread with the Shawerma meat, hummus or tahini (or both), fried/baked chips, lettuce, grilled tomatoes and chopped coriander.



Shawerma - Homemade style
  1. 1 kg chicken breast
  2. 1 Shan Shawarma masala mix
  3. - lemon juice
  4. - oil
  5. - vinegar
  6. 6 long buns/pita bread
  7. lettuce
  8. tomatoes
  9. hummus
  10. tahini
  11. fried/baked chips
  12. 2-3 tomatoes sliced and grilled
  13. handful of chopped coriander
  1. The chicken breast should be long, thinly sliced pieces. Empty the contents of the shawerma mix onto the chicken, add the lemon, oil and vinegar (amounts are given at the back of the shan mix box). Let it sit for 1-2 hours.
  2. In the meantime chop the lettuce and coriander, grill the tomatoes, spread hummus/tahini inside the buns/bread. Everything is really according to your taste and preference.
  3. Cook the chicken on the stove top in a frying pan, do not let the chicken dry out too much. If your chicken is still not cooked and has started sticking to the pan add a bit of water.
  4. Assemble, begin with the lettuce, coriander, grilled tomatoes, chicken and then the chips.
  5. Enjoy!
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