Shawarma (Tortilla Bread)


1457157141500shawarma is one of the most popular snacks in Nigeria ,make them yourself and enjoy every bit of it.


To make shawarma filling.

  • Boneless beef meat.
  • medium sized cabbage.
  • 3 carrots.
  • 1 cucumber.
  • 2 tomatoes.
  • 2 onions.
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise.
  • 2 tbsp ketchup.

for the marinade

  • 1 tsp thyme.
  • 1 tsp curry powder.
  • 1 tsp garlic powder.
  • 1 tsp black pepper.
  • 1 tsp chilli pepper.
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil.

for shawarma bread.

  • 3 cups plain flour/all purpose flour.
  • 1 cup warm water.
  • 1 tsp baking powder.
  • 1 tsp salt.
  • 2 spoons vegetable oil or 3 spoons butter 


To make shawama filling.

  • wash and cut all the vegetables into thin strips or grate the vegetables.
  • cut beef into thin stripes.

N:B substitute chicken for beef if you are making chicken shawarma.

  • in a bowl mix beef with all the marinades mentioned above,mix properly ,put in a nylon bag and refrigerate for 2hours or over night.
  • heat some oil with onions add the beef and stir fry till meet cooks properly.
  • allow to cool down completely.

To make bread

  • in a bowl mix flour, baking powder, salt and vegetable oil properly.
  • add warm water in bits and knead the dough for 5mins.
  • cover and allow to stand for 20mins,
  • after 20mins knead more and divide into 6 pieces use a rolling pin and roll out to form very flat dough of 5 to 6 inch circles.
  • heat a non sticky pan on low heat and pick circle dough one at a time and place on the non sticky pan.
  • when bubbles appear on the dough flip around till you achieve light brown patches allow to cool off and cover with a damp towel this keep them soft and moist.
  • use a kitchen brush to dust bread.
  • mix mayonnaise and ketchup properly.
  • place a piece of bread on a flat surface (clean surface).
  • rub mayonnaise/ketchup mixture on thr bread,arrange some vegetables and scoop scoop some desired amount of beef filling.
  • wrap from one edge to oposite edge.
  • wrape aluminium foil around the bread to hold evenly.
  • microwave and enjoy.