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How to make Nigerian Shawarma
Now, to make shawarma there four (4) major ingredients involved:
- Protein of choice
- Vegetables of choice
- Flat Bread
Protein of choice
In making shawarma, the protein of choice can include one or both of these: Sausage, meat, lamb, chicken, turkey, etc.
In this recipe post we will be making use of Chicken.
Vegetables of choice
Vegetables of choice can include: tomatoes, cucumber, onions, lettuce, zucchini, etc.
The sauce for Nigerian Shawarma is usually a mixture of mayonnaise, ketchup, red chili flakes or cayenne pepper (for some heat). And sometimes, a garlic sauce can be used.
Flat bread serves as the wrap for the shawarma.
Preferably, to make shawarma, buying the bread from a local store is the common option but shawarma bread can be made at home as well.
And luckily for you, I have the perfect shawarma bread recipe for you.
Let me quickly walk you through the process of making Flat bread (or Shawarma bread)
Ingredient For Shawarma Bread
- 3½ cups of bread flour or all purpose flour
- ½ cup of flour (for dusting)
- 2 teaspoons of instant yeast
- 1 tablespoon of melted butter
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- ½ cup of warm whole milk (100 degrees)
- 1 cup of warm water (100 degrees)
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil, oiling the bowl.
How To Make Shawarma Bread
In a large bowl, add 1 cup of flour, instant yeast, salt, sugar, butter, milk and water. With the aid of a mixer or with your hands, mix thoroughly to combine well.
Add your remaining flour in bits till a soft dough is formed.
On a lightly floured work surface, knead your dough for about 5-8minutes. Then, add your teaspoon of olive oil in the bowl to oil it, return the kneaded dough to the bowl and cover with a kitchen towel or wrap to rise or double in size for about 2 hours.
After doubling in size, punch down to deflate. Divide the dough into 8 pieces and cover so it doesn’t dry out. Allow to rest for about 15 minutes.
Place a non stick pan on medium heat then with the aid of a rolling pin, roll out a piece of the dough to the thickness preferable.
Place the flatbread on the non stick pan, allow to bubble, flip to the other side and cook till both sides are golden brown. Repeat the process till all the dough is exhausted.
Now we have everything set, let's put everything together in one piece and make a delicious Shawarma.
Chicken Shawarma Recipe
Recipe by Fitnigerian
This recipe is the standard way of making Nigerian Shawarma.
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Here are the frequently asked questions about shawarma:
How do you heat Shawarma?
Preheat the oven to 150C, place the shawarma on a baking tray on the middle shelf of the oven and heat for 35 minutes.
How long can Shawarma last?
Shawarma is best eaten in a 24 hours time frame but can be kept in the refrigerator for three to four days. The earlier consumed the better.
What are Shawarma bread called?
Shawarma bread is called flat bread generally, however, other countries have a different name for it with probably a method unique to these countries. In Greece, it’s called “Pita”, called tortilla in Mexico, called Naan bread in India etc. Simple put, all these names are used to describe Shawarma bread.
Nigerian Shawarma Recipe (Complete & Easy) - FitNigerian
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Type: Main course
Recipe Yield: 4 servings
Preparation Time: PT10M
Cooking Time: PT20M
Total Time: PT30M
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