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The best recipes for homemade shawarma

Лучшие рецепты домашней шаурмы

Shawarma, shawarma (Arabic), in some countries called dener kebab, doner kebab (tur.) - Middle Eastern (Levantine) dish of pita or pita bread stuffed with grilled and then minced meat (lamb, chicken, less often veal , turkey) with spices, sauces and fresh vegetable salad. In non-Muslim countries, pork can also be found. It is used without the use of cutlery.

Shawarma is a dish of Arab origin, which is an excellent snack. Shawarma is prepared using pita bread, sauces, salad and grilled meat. Shawarma at home is cooked easily and quickly, it is great for dinner, which, according to proper nutrition, should include protein and vegetables.


For shawarma, meat is selected - lamb, turkey, beef, chicken, sometimes pork . The meat is fried using special technology in the designated vertical grills. Pieces are strung on a vertically located skewer, rotating around its axis and relative to the heating elements located along the skewer. As the meat is roasted, it is cut with a long knife (or with a special electric circular knife) in thin pieces that fall into the pan. These pieces are then further ground.

Together with meat, sauce ( white garlic and red tomato ) and vegetables ( tomatoes, cabbage and cucumbers ) are added to the filling of pita bread or pitta.

Shawarma with mushrooms

Шаурма с грибами - Лучшие рецепты домашней шаурмы


  • Pita bread - 3 pieces.
  • Champignon mushrooms - 200 grams.
  • Chicken fillet - 200 grams.
  • Gherkins - 100 grams.
  • Hard cheese - 150 grams.
  • White cabbage - 200 grams.
  • Carrots - 100 grams.
  • Cucumber - 1 piece.
  • Mayonnaise - 100 grams.
  • Ketchup - 100 grams.
  • Spice hops-suneli - to taste.

Cooking method:

  • Boil chicken fillet, cut into slices.
  • Rinse mushrooms, chop, fry in a pan until cooked.
  • Mix ketchup and mayonnaise until smooth.
  • Grate the cheese.
  • Finely chop the cabbage, cut the cucumber into slices.
  • Dice the gherkins.
  • Grease pita bread with sauce, lay out the filling in layers: meat, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, gherkins.
  • Grease the filling with sauce, sprinkle with spice and grated cheese.
  • Wrap pita bread in shawarma, put it on a baking sheet, cook in the oven for 3 - 5 minutes.

Shawarma with Hard Cheese

Шаурма с твердым сыром - Лучшие рецепты домашней шаурмы


  • Pita bread - 3 pieces.
  • Tomatoes - 3 pieces.
  • Large chicken breast - 1 piece.
  • Cucumbers - 2 pieces.
  • Hard cheese - 200 grams.
  • Mayonnaise and ketchup to taste.
  • Curry, ground black pepper - to taste.
  • Korean carrot - 200 grams.
  • White cabbage - 200 grams.
  • Onions - 1 piece.

Cooking method:

  • Boil the chicken breast until tender, cool, cut into cubes.
  • Fry meat with curry and black pepper until golden brown.
  • Onion cut into half rings.
  • Chop cabbage into strips.
  • Wash tomatoes, cut into slices.
  • Wash the cucumber, cut into strips.
  • Grate the cheese on a coarse grater.
  • Grease pita bread with ketchup and mayonnaise.
  • Put the filling on pita bread: meat, cabbage, carrots, tomato, cucumber, onions, cheese.
  • Grease the filling with mayonnaise and ketchup, wrap pita bread with a roll.
  • Heat the shawarma in the microwave so that the cheese melts.

Classic shawarma

Классическая шаурма - Лучшие рецепты домашней шаурмы


  • Pita bread - 1 piece.
  • Tomato - 1 piece.
  • Cucumber - 1 piece.
  • White cabbage - 100 grams.
  • Chicken fillet - 1 piece.
  • Mayonnaise - 50 milligrams.
  • Sour cream - 50 milligrams.
  • Garlic - 3 to 4 cloves.
  • Adjika - 50 milligrams.

Cooking method:

  • Lay the pita bread on the surface of the table.
  • Prepare the garlic sauce: mix mayonnaise with sour cream and crushed cloves of garlic, mix and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Lubricate pita bread with a thin layer of sauce and adjika.
  • Boil chicken until cooked, cut into small pieces and fry in a pan until golden brown.
  • Put chicken on pita bread. Spreading the filling is better not in the middle, but on 2/3 of the edges of the pita, so that it is convenient to twist.
  • Chop the cabbage, put it near or on top of the meat.
  • Wash the tomato and cucumber, cut into cubes (cucumber in a semicircle), put the vegetables on top of the meat and cabbage.
  • Sprinkle generously with sauce and adjika.
  • Wrap pita bread in shawarma.
  • Preheat the shawarma in the microwave for 1 - 1.5 minutes, then put it under the grill for several minutes on each side, so that the pita becomes crispy.

Shawarma with potatoes

Шаурма с добавлением картошки - Лучшие рецепты домашней шаурмы


  • Pita bread - 1 piece.
  • Chicken fillet - 500 grams.
  • Onions - 1 piece.
  • French fries - 200 grams.
  • White cabbage - 150 grams.
  • Carrots - 100 grams.
  • Ketchup - 100 grams.
  • Mayonnaise - 150 grams.

Cooking method:

  • Rinse chicken fillet, salt, pepper, wrap in foil.
  • Fry the fillet in the oven until cooked, cut the foil and cook another 5 to 10 minutes to make the meat brown.
  • Fry fries if it is raw in a pan with plenty of oil or deep-fried. Put the potatoes on a napkin so that it absorbs excess oil.
  • Chop onions into small cubes.
  • Chop cabbage with a knife or chopper.
  • Put pita bread on a cutting board, grease with ketchup and mayonnaise.
  • Put meat, french fries, cabbage, carrots and onions on pita bread.
  • Grease vegetables on top with mayonnaise and ketchup, wrap shawarma.
  • Put the shawarma on a baking sheet, heat in the oven until it is browned.

Shawarma without meat

Шаурма без мяса - Лучшие рецепты домашней шаурмы


  • Pita - 2 sheets.
  • Fresh basil - 1 bunch.
  • Spinach - 300 grams.
  • Garlic - 1 clove.
  • Butter - 100 grams.
  • Cilantro - 1 bunch.
  • Mozzarella Cheese - 100 grams.
  • Bulgarian pepper - 1 piece.
  • Ketchup - 100 grams.
  • Mayonnaise - 50 grams.

Cooking method:

  • Rinse cilantro, dry, chop finely.
  • Wash the basil and spinach, allow to dry and tear finely with your hands.
  • Peel the garlic, crush with the garlic, add to mayonnaise and mix.
  • Melt the butter, grease it with a sheet of pita bread.
  • On top of the oil, grease the pita bread with mayonnaise with garlic and ketchup.
  • Put spinach and basil on pita bread.
  • Cut mozzarella cheese into slices, put on greens.
  • Wash Bulgarian pepper, peel the seeds, cut into cubes, put on cheese.
  • Put cilantro over cheese, moderate with ketchup and mayonnaise.
  • Wrap pita bread in a roll, heat in a microwave for 2 minutes at 600 watts, so that the cheese melts a little.

Shawarma without pita bread

Шаурма без лаваша - Лучшие рецепты домашней шаурмы


  • Baguette - 1 piece.
  • Korean carrots - 100 grams.
  • Tomato - 1 piece.
  • Chicken leg - 300 grams.
  • Mayonnaise - 50 grams.
  • White cabbage - 150 grams.
  • Ketchup - 100 grams.
  • Salt, spices - to taste.

Cooking method:

  • Rinse the chicken leg, take out the seeds, cut the meat into slices.
  • Fry the meat in a pan until golden with salt and spices.
  • Chop the cabbage, cut the tomato into cubes.
  • Cut the baguette into several pieces. Cut each piece on one side, open it, remove the pulp so that the walls are as thin as possible.
  • Lubricate the baguette with mayonnaise and ketchup over the entire surface.
  • Put carrots, cabbage, meat, tomato on an opened baguette.
  • Roll the baguette with the filling as tight as possible so that it does not fall out.
  • Put the baguette on a greased frying pan, fry until crisp.

Shawarma with lettuce

Шаурма с листьями салата - Лучшие рецепты домашней шаурмы


  • Pita - 6 pieces.
  • Lettuce leaves - 300 grams.
  • Salt, spices - to taste.
  • Chicken fillet - 600 grams.
  • Garlic - 6 cloves.
  • Onions - 3 pieces.
  • Mayonnaise - 200 grams.
  • Tomatoes - 2 pieces.
  • Cucumbers - 2 pieces.
  • Dill - to taste.

Cooking method:

  • Peel onions, cut into cubes. Fry the onions in a pan until transparent with spices.
  • Rinse the chicken fillet, cut into slices, add to the onion.
  • Finely chop the dill, add to the chicken, salt and pepper.
  • Fry the chicken until cooked for 15 minutes.
  • Dice the tomato, and the cucumber into strips.
  • Rinse lettuce leaves, dry and tear by hand.
  • Mix mayonnaise in crushed garlic, dill and spices. Stir the sauce.
  • Grease a sheet of pita bread with sauce, put on it cabbage, meat with onions and its juice, vegetables. Roll pita bread into roll.
  • Wrap shawarma in cling film, heat in the microwave for 1 minute.

Shawarma with minced meat

Шаурма с фаршем - Лучшие рецепты домашней шаурмы


  • Pita - 4 pieces.
  • Minced meat - 300 grams.
  • Korean carrot - 200 grams.
  • Peking cabbage - 300 grams.
  • Tomatoes - 3 pieces.
  • Onions - 1 piece.
  • Salt, pepper to taste.
  • Mayonnaise to taste.
  • Ketchup to taste.
  • Cucumbers - 2 pieces.
  • Hard cheese - 200 grams.
  • Vinegar - 5 milligrams.

Cooking method:

  • Fry the minced meat in a pan with salt and spices until cooked.
  • Cut the onion into half rings, pour over boiling water, pour vinegar for 30 minutes.
  • Slice the tomato, cucumber into long strips.
  • Grate the cheese on a coarse grater.
  • Finely chop the cabbage with a chopping knife.
  • Mix mayonnaise and ketchup in equal proportions in the sauce.
  • Lubricate the pita sauce, lay on it all the ingredients in layers.
  • Roll pita bread, cook shawarma under the grill in the microwave for 5 - 10 minutes until golden brown.

Shawarma with sausage

Шаурма с колбасой - Лучшие рецепты домашней шаурмы


  • Pita bread - 1 piece.
  • Cucumber - 1 piece.
  • Tomato - 1 piece.
  • Salami sausage - 200 grams.
  • Hard cheese - 100 grams.
  • Lettuce leaves - 1 bunch.
  • Dill and parsley to taste.
  • Mayonnaise - 50 grams.
  • Ketchup - 50 grams.
  • Garlic - 2 cloves.

Cooking method:

  • Peel the garlic, crush it with garlic, mix with mayonnaise and ketchup in the sauce.
  • Cut the cucumber and tomato into circles or slices.
  • Grate hard cheese on a fine grater.
  • Dice the sausage, fry a little in a pan with spices.
  • Wash and dry lettuce leaves.
  • Finely chop the greens.
  • Grease pita bread with sauce, put sausage, vegetables, slices of lettuce.
  • Sprinkle the filling with herbs, hard cheese, grease with sauce.
  • Wrap pita bread in shawarma, bake in the oven until crisp.

Shawarma with crab sticks

Шаурма с крабовыми палочками - Лучшие рецепты домашней шаурмы


  • Pita bread - 1 piece.
  • Crab sticks - 150 grams.
  • Canned sardine - 1 can.
  • Greens to taste.
  • Tomato - 1 piece.
  • Cucumber - 1 piece.
  • White cabbage - 100 grams.
  • Mayonnaise and ketchup to taste.

Cooking method:

  • Finely chop the cabbage, mix with mayonnaise so that it becomes a little softer and juicier.
  • Cut the cucumber into long strips.
  • Cut the tomato into slices.
  • Open a jar of sardines, drain the liquid and knead the fish with a fork.
  • Dice the crab sticks.
  • Wash greens, dry with paper towels, chop finely.
  • Grease the pita bread with mayonnaise and ketchup, put the filling: cabbage, sardine, crab sticks, vegetables, greens.
  • Pour the filling with a small amount of ketchup and mayonnaise.
  • Wrap pita bread in a roll, bake in a microwave oven under the grill until golden brown.

Names in various regions

Countries in alphabetical order:

  • In Azerbaijan, a shawarma is a dish with white sweet and sour sauce and pita bread, while a traditional shawarma is called dener-kebab or simply “dener” (Azeri: dönər).
  • In Algeria, a shawarma is called dener .
  • In Armenia, this dish is called Karsi-Khorovats (Karski kebab). Karski kebab is a large piece of meat on a skewer, from which pieces are gradually cut off as they are cooked and wrapped in dogs (thin unleavened sheet “pita bread”).
  • In Belgium, the name pita-dyurum (French pita durum ) is used, or simply durum (from the Turkish dürüm - wrapped) if the filling is wrapped in thin pita bread, or simply pita (French pita ) if the filling is placed in half of the pita.
  • The name Duner is used in Bulgaria , although in reality only gyros is prepared in Bulgaria .
  • In the UK they call abbreviated “kebab” from Turkish - Döner kebab .
  • In Germany, the name Döner kebab (German: Döner kebab ), or simply Döner, is used . The name dyurum is also used (from the Turkish dürüm - wrapped), if the filling is wrapped in thin pita bread. There is also the name Turkish pizza (German: Türkische Pizza).
  • In Greece and Crete, meat cooked on a vertical skewer is called gyros , and pita stuffed with this meat is called gyros pita .
  • In Israel, the name shavarma is used for the same dish, but due to the lack of vocalizations in the usual spelling in Hebrew, the reading of “shvarma” is widespread; Arabs living in Israel pronounce it as shuarma . Served in a flat cake, or in thin pita bread - a laf. Native Jerusalemians call Laf “Estanur.” Favorite seasonings are hummus, sesame sauce, amba (liquid seasoning from pickled mango), spicy shug. Israeli shawarma completely lacks any dairy ingredients in any form for reasons of kashrut.
  • In Iran, the dish is called "Turkish kebab" (Persian کباب ترکی kabāb-e torki).
  • In Kazakhstan, the name shawarma (shawirma for kaz.) Is used everywhere if the filling is wrapped in pita bread and doner (doner kebab) if the filling is placed in half of the pita.
  • The Lebanese name for the shawarma is kubba .
  • In Lithuania, the dish is simply called kebabas (lit. kebabas).
  • In Poland, the name kebab (from German Dönerkebab ) is used, adjusted for Polish stress (always on the penultimate syllable).

In the CIS:

  • In the Far East (Khabarovsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk), the name is accepted - shawarma. In Blagoveshchensk - originally - a shawarma. Now there are also the names of shawarma and donar.
  • In Central Siberia, the names are accepted - shawarma and dener .
  • In Moscow it is used as shawarma , and in St. Petersburg and Belgorod the word shaverma is used . In Tver, located between St. Petersburg and Moscow, the word shavarma is used . In Kaliningrad - shawarma , less often - shawarma . In St. Petersburg, there is a version of the dish "shawarma on a plate", which is almost a classic second dish. This meal option includes meat, vegetables, seasonings, and chips. In 2016, you can also see signs of “shawarma” there.
  • In the Urals (Yekaterinburg, Perm), both names are accepted - shawarma for a dish where the filling is wrapped in dogs and shawarma - when half of the pita is taken and filled with filling.
  • In the Southern Federal District (Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Volgograd) the name shawarma is accepted.
  • In Pyatigorsk, as well as in other parts of the North-Caucasian Federal District, a dish in a pocket of tortillas (pita) is called (in Greek) gyro . For its preparation, meat is stuffed with a pocket of tortillas, which is lightly fried on both sides and chopped vegetables, fried potatoes, a little greens, salad and sauce are added.
  • In North Ossetia, shawarma is called stuffed with beef (rarely pork or lamb), fresh vegetables, seasonings and pita sauce, and chicken - tauk ("chicken" in Turkic). Slang name: shavuha, dona, scrolls.

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