Shawarma

Step I – White Sauce / Tahina Sauce
¼ cup Tahina Paste
½ cup Mayonnaise
1 Teaspoon Garlic – Fine Chopped
¼ Teaspoon White pepper – Crushed
Salt to taste

Preparation
1.    Mix all of them

Step II – Red Hot Sauce
½ cup Tomato paste
2 Tablespoon Red crushed Chili / Chili flakes
Salt to taste
½ Teaspoon Black Pepper
3 Tablespoons White Vinegar

Preparation
1.    Mix all of them

STEP III – Shawarma Pickles
1 Liter Water
1 Cup Vinegar
2 Tablespoon Salt
3-4 Tablespoon Sugar

Vegetables
Cucumber – Cubes – Strips
Carrot    – Cubes – Strips
Onion – Cubes – Strips
Green Chili

Preparation
1.    Boil water and put vegetables in it for 60 seconds only.
2.    After 60 seconds, remove vegetables from water and put them in vinegar.
3.    Keep them at least for 24 hours.

STEP IV – Chicken Marinate
Hot Sauce
Red Crushed Chili
Black Pepper
Salt to taste
Tomato Ketchup
A pinch Yellow Food Color
Chicken – Small cubes

Preparation
1.    Mix all of them and marinate the chicken. Refrigerate the chicken for 4-5 hour.
2.    Take 1 -2 tablespoon oil and warm it in a frying pan.
3.    Put the chicken on it and cook it until completely dry.

STEP V – Shawarma Assembly
Pita Breads – as per need (any other flat bread which is soft (non sweet) can also be used)
1- Tablespoon Oil

Preparation
1.    Heat the oil in frying pan.
2.    Warm the pita bread in the frying pan.
3.    Apply Red hot sauce on it. Put pickles on it. Now put chicken on it. Spread the white sauce on it. Roll the bread.

Mega Cinnamon Buns

Cracking Crust

cinnamon buns

These are the easiest treats you will ever bake and once you’ve done them you’ll keep going back again and again.  The dough isn’t too difficult to handle.  There isn’t anything particularly exotic in the ingredients list and start to finish they take less than 4 hours.  What more could you want from something that looks and tastes as amazing as these do?  A word of warning though; if you or anyone in your household is on a diet, walk away now for your/their sake.  You don’t exactly scrimp on the sugar and butter for these!

The dough we’ll make is a versatile beauty that would work well for almost any sweet bready things.  I’m sure you could find a thousand different alternatives to what I’m just about to explain, but this is what works for me.  I enrich my standard bread dough by swapping my liquid from plain old…

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Donuts / Doughnuts

Ingredients

1.5 cup Milk – Scalded (Bring it near the boil (Don’t let it boil) and cool down until suitable for yeast)
85g Sugar (If you want a sweet taste in donuts, use 170- 205 g Sugar)
1 Teaspoon Salt
2-3 Eggs (depending upon their size)
70 g Melted Butter
Yeast as per required
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
550g – 600g all purpose flour

Preparation

  • Dissolve sugar and salt in the milk.
  • Take a portion of milk solution out and prepare the yeast in it.
  • Pour melted butter in remaining milk solution.
  • Beat the eggs and include in Milk solution.
  • Sift the flour at least once and mix the baking powder in it.
  • Pour the yeast solution, milk solution in the flour until dough leaves the bowl. The dough MUST be very soft.
  • Make a ball of the dough and place in a bowl after sprinkling flour in the bowl.
  • Cover the bowl with a dump towel and place it in a warm place for 30-40 minutes or until the dough is double in size.
  • Roll the dough with the help of a rolling pin. The thickness of the dough should be ½ inch.
  • Cut the donuts in required shape and set aside in a pan.
  • Cover the donuts with a dump towel and leave the to raise again for 40-50 minutes.
  • Warm the oil on medium-high heat and reduce the heat to medium.
  • Fry the donuts until golden.

Note: Donuts can also be baked in an oven at 180 C.