Monday, January 29, 2007

Beef Shawarma


Beef shawarma
This meal reminds me of Abu Dhabi where shawarma is very popular sandwich. It’s also becoming popular in SM nowadays where you can see people lining up for shawarma. Since hubby and I both have Middle Eastern influence in food, we often have shawarma at home, once in a while.
Ingredients:
Flat bread
Beef steak (sliced thinly)
Cucumber (sliced thinly)
Tomatoes (sliced thinly)
Onion (caramelized)
Hummus sauce
To make flat bread:
1 cup flour (sifted)
1 tsp. salt
¼ cup water
Mix salt and flour in a mixing bowl. Add 1 Tablespoon water at a time while mixing until it forms rough dough. Add water if it’s too dry, this depends of the strength of the flour you are using, add more water if necessary. Knead the dough in a floured flat surface for about 3 minutes or until dough becomes smooth and elastic. Form dough into sausage shape and cut 1 inch thick. Form each into a small ball and flatten with a rolling pin. Cook over a hot pan until dark spots start to form. Flip over to cook the other side of the flat bread.
To make hummus sauce
1 can chickpeas
¼ cup olive oil
2 teaspoons ground cumin seeds
Pinch of ground cinnamon
3 teaspoons lemon juice
Salt & pepper
Place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender except olive oil. Blitz and slowly add olive oil in a thin stream while machine is running. Keep the machine running until mixture becomes smooth.
To assemble the sandwich, spread hummus sauce on flatbread, add meat, cucumber and cooked onion according to liking.
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