Shawarma preparations aren’t new to the ones who love non-vegetarian food. Chicken Shawarma is one of the most popular chicken preparations. Also, everyone all around the globe loves shawarma. Let’s check out what it is and all about its preparation.
What Are The Other Things In Chicken Shawarma?
Shawarma originally belonged to Anatolia, Levant, and Middle-Eastern regions. But it has gained immense popularity as street food in India as well as other countries. In most of the areas, they serve it with a wrap, a pita bread or a flatbread with some sauce or tahini as accompaniment.
Shawarma is famous as street food. It is also served as an appetizer or a meal. It needs a long conical spit to roast the slices of chicken for a long time, sometimes as long as a day. The roasted part is scraped from the spit to be used with spices and other condiments.
The Making Of A Shawarma
Mutton, beef, and pork are the general ingredients of shawarma. But eventually, due to chicken’s popularity, Chicken Shawarma also became a huge success. Food lovers across the globe accepted it with open hearts. Also, it is mostly served with tahini, sauces, fries, and falafel.
The chicken is sliced into thin pieces and marinated with spices. These spices are salt, pepper powder, turmeric, chili powder, cinnamon powder, and cumin powder. Sometimes, hung curd is also used for marination.
It is quite tedious to duplicate the conical spit used for making the Shawarma. People can also make it at home using Barbeque-style grilled chicken with some roasted vegetables and sauces. French fries add up to the flavor and give your shawarma a perfect ting.
Variations Of Chicken Shawarma Across The Globe
As it is popular as street food, it has many variations in different countries. Pita bread or flatbread sometimes accompanies the dish.
It may also be served as appetizers to munch on along with some salads and couscous preparations. The most popular Asian accompaniment is the chickpea salad. Lemon juice added to it brings the tangy flavor.
Sometimes the Shawarma is just the chicken and its fat which has the juicy flavor of its own. Vertically grilled chicken when roasted for a considerable amount of time at perfect temperatures gives out a wonderful flavor. Delicious dips, tahini or sauces go best with this dish.
The marination of Chicken Shawarma has many variations. Some vendors use their own recipes of spice mixtures while marinating. It makes their recipe unique and special. Many outlets are famous for the secret recipe of Chicken Shawarma.
Chicken Shawarma is equally popular in India, Egypt, Middle-East and beyond. It resembles the Mexican tacos in some sense. Regardless of the countries, shawarma is successful in maintaining its own unique identity.
So the next time you relish your favorite dish, just make sure you enjoy each and every flavor in it. Also, don’t forget to try the other Lebanese delicacies once in your lifetime.