Doner Shawarma with DIY Homemade Doner Shawarma Grill

We always wanted to enjoy homemade Shawarma but in a traditional doner grill. So we decided to make ourselves a homemade doner shawarma grill at home with readily available items. Give this a try and enjoy. #HappyCookingToYou #foodFusion #Shawarma

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Prepare Shawarma Chicken:

-Chicken fillet 1 kg

-Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) 1 tbs or to taste

-Namak (Salt) 1 & ½ tsp or to taste

-Kali mirch powder (Black pepper powder) 1 & ½ tsp

-Lehsan powder (Garlic powder) 1 & ½ tsp

-Zeera powder (Cumin powder) 1 & ½ tsp

-Dried thyme 1 tsp

-Dried oregano 1 tsp

-Lemon juice 3-4 tbs

-Cooking oil 2-3 tbs

-Aloo (Potato) half

-Cooking oil

-Charcoal briquettes as required

-16kg empty ghee container

Yogurt Sauce:

-Dahi (Yogurt) thick & whisked 1 Cup

-Mayonnaise ¼ Cup

-Kali mirch powder (Black pepper powder) pinch or to taste

-Namak (Salt) ¼ tsp or to taste

-Lehsan powder (Garlic powder) ½ tsp

-Lemon juice 1-2 tbs


-Pita bread grilled

-Yogurt sauce

-Prepared Shawarma Chicken

-Band gobhi (Cabbage) shredded

-Tamatar (Tomato) julienne

-Shimla mirch (Capsicum) Julienne

-Hari mirch (Green chilli) Pickled

-Salad patta (Lettuce leaves)

-Yogurt sauce


Prepare Shawarma Tandoor:

-Prepare shawarma tandoor as described in video.

Prepare Shawarma Chicken:

-On a clean cutting board cut each chicken breast into four portions & set aside.

-In a bowl add red chilli powder, salt, black pepper powder, garlic powder, cumin powder, dried thyme, dried oregano, lemon juice, cooking oil & mix until well combined.

-Add chicken fillets, mix & rub evenly, cover & marinate overnight.

-On a BBQ skewer, skew a potato, marinated chicken fillets and skew another potato on top.

-Now turn the skewer upside down & arrange the fillets & set aside.

-Add light charcoals in grilled section of tandoor and let it heat for 15-20 minutes.

-Place chicken shawarma seekh in front of lit charcoal & keep rotating it for over grilled from all sides (apply oil in between).

-When chicken is done, cut it with the help of knife & set aside.

Yogurt Sauce:

-In a bowl,add yogurt,mayonnaise, black pepper powder, salt, garlic powder, lemon juice and whisk well. Transfer to a squeeze bottle then set aside.


-On a grilled pita bread, yogurt sauce, prepared chicken, cabbage, tomatoes, capsicum, pickled green chillies, salad leaves, yogurt sauce, roll it & wrap it in butter paper. Cut them & serve!

Recipe By: Kanwal Mohsin

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