Chicken Shawarma with Lavash Bread

An amazingly simple and easy Chicken Shawarma with Lavash bread recipe for you. #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion #Shawarma #RamadanRecipes

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Prepare Chicken for Shawarma:

-Boneless chicken preferably thighs pieces 600g

-Pyaz (Onion) grated 1 large (Onion water should be ¼ Cup)

-Tomato paste 2 tbs

-Lemon juice 1 tbs

-Dahi (Yogurt) thick 1/3 Cup

-Lal mirch (Red chilli) crushed 1 tsp

-Paprika powder 1 tsp

-Dried oregano 1 tbs

-Namak (Salt) ½ tbs or to taste

-Zeera powder (Cumin powder) 1 tbs

-Lehsan paste (Garlic paste) ½ tbs

-Olive oil 2 tbs

-Cooking oil 2-3 tbs

Prepare Sauce:

-Tomato paste 2 tbs

-Water ¼ Cup

Prepare Lavash Flatbread:

-Warm water 1 Cup

-Bareek cheeni (Caster sugar) 1 & ½ tbs

-Khameer (Instant yeast) 2 & ½ tsp

-Chakki ka atta (Whole wheat flour) sifted 1 & ½ Cup

-Maida (All-purpose flour) sifted 1 & ½ Cup

-Namak (Salt) ½ tsp

-Water ½ Cup or as required

-Cooking oil 1-2 tsp


-Lavash bread

-Prepared sauce

-Salad patta (Lettuce leaves) chopped

-Potato fries

-Pickled cucumber julienne

-Tomato ketchup




Prepare Chicken for Shawarma:

-Pat dry chicken thigh pieces,place them on a tray & freeze for 4-6 hours.

-In a bowl,squeeze out onion water from onion,add tomato paste,lemon juice,yogurt,red chilli crushed,paprika powder,dried oregano,salt,cumin powder,garlic paste and olive oil,whisk well & set aside.

-On a cutting board,place frozen chicken thighs & cut into thin slices with the help of knife.

-In prepared marination,add frozen thin slices and mix well,cover & marinate for 30 minutes.

-In a frying pan,add cooking oil,marinated chicken (reserve remaining marinade for later use) & cook on medium flame until tender and dries up & set aside.

Prepare Sauce:

-In the same frying pan,add reserved marinade,tomato paste,mix well and cook for 2 minutes.

-Add water,mix well & cook for a minute & set aside.

Prepare Lavash Flatbread:

-In a small jug,add warm water,caster sugar,instant yeast,mix well,cover & rest for 5-10 minutes.

-In a bowl,add whole wheat flour,all-purpose flour,salt & mix well.

-Add dissolved yeast mixture & mix well.

-Gradually add water & knead until dough is formed.

-Add cooking oil and knead again,cover & let it proof for 1 hour (warm place).

-Grease hands with oil and knead dough again until smooth.

-Take a small dough (115g),make a ball,sprinkle dry flour & roll out thin with the help of rolling pin.

-Heat griddle,place rolled dough & cook until light golden (45 seconds).There will be bubbles.Flip and cook another side for about 45 seconds.

-Place lavash flatbread on kitchen towel & immediately cover with a towel to avoid drying out.You can stack them.


-On a butter paper,place lavash flatbread,add & spread prepared sauce,add lettuce leaves,cooked chicken,potato fries,pickled cucumber,tomato ketchup,mayonnaise,fold the sides then roll out and warp with butter paper (makes 6) & serve!



Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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