Many Indians find that food is the best way to bond with others. The people of India enjoy trying out different cuisines – both local and foreign. There are many food options, from Italian pizzas and sushis to Japanese sashimis. These dishes are often adapted to local tastes. Shawarma rolls are becoming increasingly popular. The combination of grilled chicken and rumali roti with sauces, spices, and various sauces is delicious. You can find shawarma rolls almost anywhere. Have you tried to make it yourself? It’s about time you gave it a try. First, you’ll need the right spices.
What is Shawarma?
There are shawarma counters almost everywhere. Did you know the shawarma that we see today is not what it was originally? Shawarma was originally a Lebanese dish made of pita bread stuffed with meat, vegetables, spreads, and olives.
This Middle Eastern dish has undergone some changes over the years. The pita was replaced by maida/ or rumali/ and the masala mixture began to include various desi spices. One thing is for sure: the desi-style shawarma that we have today is delicious!
Shawarma Masala: Homemade Spice Mix for Shawarma.
It’s easier than you think to make shawarma masala. Just make sure you use the right ingredients and proportions. Here is a recipe by Chef Ajay Chopra. Check it out.
Add the whole Kashmiri red chili, green cardamoms, black peppercorns, fennel (saunf), jeera (cumin), coriander (dhania), and cinnamon into a pan. Toasted them well.
After they have cooled, put the spices in a blender to grind into a fine powder. You now have a fresh, aromatic shawarma powder that is ready for use. Store the masala in an airtight container.