The Incredible Lebanese Lamb Shawarma Recipe

The Middle Eastern know their food really well and we absolutely love each dish from their cuisine. We feel that the food in Middle East countries is really delicious. Some of it is really rich and some of them are just so healthy and easy to make. Today we have an incredible recipe for you. It is called the Lebanese Lamb Shawarma. People around the world have started making different versions of it but here we have an original one. Take a look!

Here Is The Recipe For Lebanese Lamb Shawarma :

Lebanese Lamb Shawarma Recipe

Preparation Time : 30 Minutes
Cooking Time : 20 Minutes
Total Time : 12 Hours
Serves : 8

Ingredients :

Water – 1/4 cup
Plain yogurt – 1/2 cup
Lemon juice – 2 tbsp
Distilled white vinegar – 1 tbsp
Olive oil – 1 tbsp
Chopped onion – 1/2 cup
Garlic cloves – 2
Salt – 1 tbsp
Ground black pepper – 1/2 tsp
Ground cumin – 1/2 tsp
Ground nutmeg – 1/8 tsp
Ground cloves – 1/8 tsp
Ground mace – 3/4 tsp
Cayenne pepper – 1 tsp
Lamb shoulder (boneless) – 5 pounds

Method Of Preparation :

Step 1

Place the water, yogurt, vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and onion in a bowl. Whisk the cumin, nutmeg, salt, clove, cayenne pepper and mace till it gets blended.

Step 2

Cut the lamb in 1/4 inch thick pieces. Mix the lamb the spice yogurt mixture we made in Step 1. Coat the lamb strips well. Cover this bowl with a plastic wrap. Let it marinate in the fridge for 12 hours.

Step 3

You can let it sit in the fridge for a day too. The longer is better. It will soak in all the goodness of the spices.

Step 4

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the marinated lamb strips in batches. The fat should melt. The meat needs to get browned. Make sure it is not pink from the inside. This should take five minutes.

Step 5

Once the lamb is done, serve it on a plate with a warm pita bread. You can put it on a fattoush too. Your dish is ready to eat!

It is that easy! You should really make this at home because it is packed with flavors. Lebanese food is spicy and yummy. We totally recommend this dish to all spice and meat lovers. Try the recipe today.


Anshu Choudhury is a Delhi girl. She loves to write and believes that words have power to change lives. She has a Master's degree in Sociology from Jamia Millia Islamia. Anshu loves cooking. She aspires to open her own restaurant serving Bengali and Odiya cuisine. Dancing makes her happy. She likes traveling and swimming. She is versatile, optimistic and adventurous.

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