So its a two for one special TODAY! I’m so sorry I don’t post my own pictures I’ll get that sorted out really soon but hey turn that frown upside down I’ll be teaching you how to make the pita bread used in making the world Famous SHAWARMA
Basically, Shawarma owns me, even the Lover knows that and he tries his best to torment me with this, so I’m tired of going to goodies supermarket everytime I want to make my own shawarma cos of the distance so I end up spending 1000 naira for a roll of Shawarma 😦 , But I’ve studied My Pita bread and Below Is the recipe on how to make Pita Bread and also How to Make Beef Shawarma, enough of the Long talk , you’ll basically need the following
For The Pita Bread or ‘Lebanese Bread’ As Some people Call it
You’ll need the following Utensils:
• Rolling Pin
• Pastry board/Flat surface
• 1 cup Wheat flour (All purpose flour)
• 1 tsp. yeast
• A pinch of salt
• 8 Tbspns Of Water
1: Dissolve the yeast in water and leave to stand for about 10mins
2: Mix the salt with the flour and make a well in the middle of the mixture then pour in the yeast and water mixture and gently fold in the flour. Knead till you get a firm non-sticky dough then cover with a damp cloth or cling film and leave to rise for 25-30mins
3: Beat the dough once more and knead again. Roll into small balls and on a flat surface
4: Roll out into thick circular discs and make sure you roll it out evenly. It should not be thick on one side and thin on the other side.
5: Pre-Heat the cooker you intend using. If you are using an oven you can put so many rolled out discs into it at once but if you are using a pan, you place one on the hot surface. Leave it till you see air bubbles forming on the surface and it rises like a balloon
6: Flip it over and leave it to cook for some few seconds more then remove from the pan.
• 4 medium sized Carrots
• 1 small Cabbage
• 2 medium Sized Green bell pepper
• 2 tbsp. chili powder
• 6 Sausages
• 10 pieces Pita Bread(Shawarma bread)
• 14 chunks beef (You could also use Chicken or fish)
• 2 small peppers, (Yellow/Red pepper)
• 1 small onion
•2 seasoning cubes
• 1/4 bulb Ginger
• 4 cloves Garlic
•1 tsp. Salt
•1 tsp. Curry
• ½ tsp. thyme
• 3 tbsp. Vegetable oil
Step 1: Chop the cabbage, Grate the carrots, Dice the green pepper – Set aside separately
Step 2: Dice the beef and place in a Small pot. Blend the Onion, garlic, ginger, pepper and pour into the pot with diced beef. Season with the stock cubes, Salt, Curry & thyme. Add some water and cook till tender for about 15mins. Once done, stir fry in vegetable oil for 3 mins.
Step 3: Get one pita bread and open the pocket (This divides it into two). Place one on top of the other.
Step 4: Rub mayonnaise over the bread on top or you could mix the mayonnaise with your beef mixture. Add the cabbage, carrot, Beef – Sprinkle with powdered chili and drizzle with ketchup and more mayonnaise
Step 5: Fold to seal the contents and place on the pan (Greased with a little vegetable oil). Reduce the burner to the barest minimum and let the shawarma heat up on the side with the open flap . Flip and do the same for the other side.