Lamb Shawarma

Shawaram or doner kebab is one of most popular fast food or street food  in many countries.

This gorgeous kebab originally made with lamb or mutton but nowadays,  you can make shawarma with beef, chicken or mixture of both.  It  cut in thin slices and serve as a kind of sandwich wrap inside a flatbread or baguette bread along with sauce and salad.



Ingredients for marinating kebab:
400 gr lamb meat
2 large onions, peeled and chopped
2 large tomatoes, sliced
2 large potatoes
3 tbs Olive oil
2 tb lemon juice
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp curry powder
Pepper- salt to taste
Bread ( budget or pita bread as you prefer)

Ingredients for sauce
Half of cucumber
handful of fresh mint and dill leaves
2 tbs Olive oil
2 tbs Greek yogurt
Pinch of red/black pepper


For making sauce, cut cucumber into slices and chop herbs as well. Place yogurt, herbs and cucumber and pepper into the blender and pure it. Put it aside.
Cut meat lamb into thin strips. Peel off one of onions and grate it. Place meat, grated onion, olive oil, lemon juice, turmeric, pepper and curry powder in a big bowl. Mix them very well and then put it into a plastic bag and keep it in the fridge over the night.
Peel off potatoes, cut them lengthwise and fry them.

Peel off second onion and slice it. Cut tomatoes into chunks. Fry onion slices over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add tomato to the fried onion. Let it to cook for more 5 minutes. Keep it warm over law heat until kebab is ready to serve..
Heat up a pan, then put oil after it’s heated up add marinated lamb strips and cook it until meat strips has browned.

Kebab is ready now. For serving this sandwich first put a layer of fried onion and tomato, second layer would be fried lamb strips and finish it with sauce. Serve it with fried potatoes. Nosh-e Jan






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