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How to Make Beef Shawarma: English – Urdu Recipe

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How to Make Beef Shawarma

Shawarma is made by alternately stacking strips of fat and pieces of seasoned meat (beef, lamb or marinated chicken) on a stick. While cooking, the meat is shaved off the stack with a large knife, an electric knife or a small circular saw, dropping to a circular tray below to be retrieved. Shawarma is eaten as a fast food, made up into a sandwich wrap with pita bread together with vegetables and dressing. A variety of vegetables come with the shawarma which include: cucumber, onion, tomato, lettuce, eggplant, parsley, pickled turnips, pickled gherkins, pickles, and cabbage. You can serve with French fries and fresh salad.


  1. Boneless beef – ½ kg cut in thin strips
  2. Black pepper – ¼ tsp
  3. Salt – 1 tsp
  4. Garlic powder – 1 tsp
  5. Cumin powder – ¼ tsp
  6. Cinnamon powder – ¼ tsp
  7. Papaya paste or kachri powder – 1 tbsp
  8. Green cardamom powder – ¼ tsp
  9. Garam masala powder – 1 ½ tsp
  10. Red chili powder – 1 tsp
  11. White vinegar – ¼ cup
  12. Yogurt – ½ cup


Apply all above ingredients on beef and leave for 1 hour. Then cook in a pan with some oil or grill. When it’s done cut in small chunks.

Ingredients for Sauce:

  1. Mayonnaise – ½ cup
  2. Cold water – ¼ cup
  3. Salt – to taste
  4. Tahini paste – 2 tbsp
  5. Chopped garlic – 1 tsp
  6. Lemon juice – 2 tbsp
  7. Chopped parsley – 1 tbsp


Take a bowl, add mayonnaise, water, tahini paste, salt, garlic, lemon juice and parsley, mix well. Cut cucumber and tomato in slices. Now in warm pita bread fill with cooked beef, sauce, then salad and serve.
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