Fast food is one of the most abundantly sold kinds of food in the world, at the moment. Due to the cheaper price tag, efficient service, and scrumptious taste, it’s very popular around the globe. Among many of these taste bombs, a delicacy called Shawarma is also present. It’s a Middle Eastern delicacy which is now sold and cherished worldwide. Different parts of the world serve this delicacy as a permanent part of their menus since people seem to love the acquired taste and also the pocket-friendly tag.
Shawarma, as it is known in Arabic, is basically a sandwich wrap filled with a hefty amount of mutton, beef, veal, turkey or chicken along with a vegetable salad. The wrap is either pita bread or freshly made tortillas. The meat is marinated for a few hours and then roasted over a slow flame for several hours. The grilled and juicy hot meat mounted on a special machine called as spit, is then shredded. The shaved off meat which is dropping into a circular tray below to be retrieved is later rolled on the bread.
Mayonnaise, chili sauce, vinegar or traditional Arab sauces such as tahini (made of sesame) and hummus (made of a chickpea) and chopped cucumber, onion and tomato are added to the filling for a perfect serve.
The word “Shawarma” has been derived from a Turkish word “çevirme,” which means “turning.” Shawarma originated as döner kebab, in Northeastern part of Turkey. However, the new Shawarma Recipes have been brought to form and popularity by the Turkish population residing in Germany. In the ancient times, the wood fire was used for cooking Shawarma instead of the modern gas flame.
Groups of youngsters flock to the eateries or certain fast food joints for the juicy and delicious shawarma. While it’s also a family fave. Families also visit the local food bars to enjoy the delectable delicacy from Arabia. Youngsters mainly constitute the majority of customers mass at the traditional shawarma chains. While many prefer to take it piping hot in the restaurants, others go for a takeaway since it’s more convenient.