Shawarma Rice Platter

Shawarma Rice platter is a full meal, best suited for any occasion. Do give it a try. #HappyCookingToYou

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Prepare Chicken Shawarma:

  • Zeera powder (Cumin powder) 2 tsp
  • Laung powder (Clove powder) ½ tsp
  • Elaichi powder (Cardamom powder) ½ tsp
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chili powder) 1 tbs or to taste
  • Onion powder 1 tbs
  • Lehsan powder (Garlic powder) 2 tsp
  • Kali mirch powder (Black pepper powder) 1 tsp
  • Darchini powder (Cinnamon powder) ½ tsp
  • Paprika powder 1 tbs
  • Dahi (Yogurt) 3 tbs
  • Lemon juice 3 tbs
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • 3tbs of prepared spice mix
  • Chicken fillets ½ kg
  • Cooking oil 2 tbs

Prepare Tahini Sauce:

  • Dahi (Yogurt) strained 3/4 Cup
  • Lemon juice 1 tbs
  • Tahini sauce 3 tbs
  • Paprika powder 1 tsp
  • Kali mirch (Black pepper) crushed ½ tsp
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tsp or to taste
  • Dried parsley ½ tbs
  • Lehsan powder (Garlic powder) 1/4 tsp

Prepare Salad:

  • Dahi (Yogurt) ½ Cup
  • Mayonnaise 3-4 tbs
  • Cream 1/4 Cup
  • Lemon juice 1 tbs
  • Kali mirch (Black pepper) crushed 1 tsp
  • Lehsan powder (Garlic powder) 1 tsp
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tsp or to taste
  • Tamatar (Tomato) deseeded & chopped ½ Cup
  • Pyaz (Onion) chopped 1 Cup
  • Salad patta (Lettuce leaves) chopped ½ Cup
  • Bund gobhi (Cabbage) chopped 1 Cup
  • Kheera (Cucumber) deseeded & chopped 1 Cup

Prepare Rice:

  • Cooking oil 1 tbs
  • Makhan (Butter) 4 tbs
  • Pyaz (Onion) chopped 1 medium
  • Chawal (Rice) soaked 2 Cups
  • Pani (Water) 3 Cups or as required
  • Namak (Salt) 1 & ½ tsp or to taste


Prepare Chicken Shawarma:

In small bowl,add cumin powder,clove powder,cardamom powder,red chili powder,onion powder, garlic powder,black pepper powder,cinnamon powder,paprika powder,mix well & set aside.

In bowl,add yogurt,lemon juice,salt,3 tbs of prepared spice mix and whisk well.

Add chicken fillets,mix well and marinate for 30 minutes.

In frying pan,add cooking oil and fry marinated fillets from both sides until done (approx. 4-5 minutes each side).

Prepare Tahini Sauce:

In bowl,add yogurt,lemon juice,tahini paste,paprika powder,black pepper crushed,salt,dried parsley, garlic powder,whisk well & set aside.

Prepare Salad:

In bowl,add yogurt,mayonnaise,cream,lemon juice,black pepper crushed,garlic powder,salt and whisk well.

Add tomato,onion,lettuce leaves,cabbage,cucumber and mix well,cover and refrigerate until use.

Prepare Rice:

In pot,add cooking oil,butter and let it melt.

Add onion and sauté until translucent.

Now add remaining prepared spice mix,soaked rice and mix well for 2-3 minutes.

Add water,salt,mix well and bring it boil then cook on high flame until water is reduced.

Cover and steam cook on low flame for 8-10 minutes.

Cut chicken fillets into pieces.

On serving plate,add cooked rice,chicken piece,salad and drizzle prepared sauce & serve!

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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