I remember writing about making my first home-made Shawarma on this blog, I was super exited about making it at home each time I crave for it. You can see recipe here.
I notice each time I walk through the vicinity of Lagos and it’s different neighbourhoods, almost every shop in each complex I enter have a Shawarma stand. Unlike few years ago where despite the price only those who could afford it would have to drive down to the likes of Mr Biggs or a well known eatery to buy shawarma.
But right now, those of us who fall slightly above the low income earners can gladly buy Shawarma whenever we crave for it.
Of course Sharwama is very healthy to eat but bear in mind that too much of it isn’t good for your body. Why ? You may ask; In as much as we love this nutritiously packed snack, it is quite important to note that anyone who indulges excessively in Shawarma consumption stands a chance to become overweight or even obese as the snack is of high calorie based on the ingredients and the average size of one serving. With this high calorie value, it could also spike sugar level.
So how do we enjoy this snack? One of such ways to enjoy the snack without the fear of high calorie is to share with a friend or your siblings. That way, you have avoided consuming about 1000kcal out of the recommended 1900-2000kcal/day for an adult.
Remember, it is meant to be a snack and most likely, you will be consuming other meals that will add to your calorie and eventually increase your weight wish if not properly controlled might result into serious health conditions.
Shawarma is a snack everyone enjoys and it is very easy to make at home. It comes in different varieties like turkey, lamb, chicken and beef, and it can be amazing to eat.
But have you tried this shredded beef shawarma with avocado puree? You would love it.
For home made shawarma, see mine here
You know, ever since i had my first bite of shawarma, i so crave for it. i wondered how it recipe was made not until a friend told me of how simple it is to make and ever since then i have always loved my homemade sharwama. Just a bit oh… its heavenly! Am glad i cracked the homemade shawarma code.
I had chicken shawarma in the office today made by my colleague. Of late I have been so lazy to make my home made shawarma which my husband craves to have. But I think I have to get back to my delicious homemade recipes. I love trying new and different food recipes and even when some do not come out nice, I have my hubby who is ever ready to happily eat them. Lol…
- 1 cup shredded English cucumber
- 1 shredded cabbage
- 1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
- 3 tablespoons tahini
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed
- 4 6-inch whole-wheat pita breads or lavash
- 2 cups thinly sliced romaine lettuce
- Preheat grill to medium.
- Stir cucumber, yogurt, tahini, lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
- Combine garlic powder, curry powder, pepper and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in another medium bowl.
- Slice chicken breast crosswise into 1/4-inch strips; toss with the spice mixture to coat. Add 1 tablespoon oil and toss to combine.
- Grill the chicken, turning once, until cooked through, about 2 minutes per side.
- To serve, spread 1/4 cup of the cucumber-yogurt sauce on a pita (or lavash) and top with one-fourth of the chicken, and lettuce. Fold like a taco (or roll closed, if using lavash) and enjoy!