Wednesday, 14 August 2013

How to make Beef shawarma at home (Nigerian Style)

Shawarma has got to be the most popular street snack almost everyone enjoys. It’s also pretty easy to make at home. The only hitch you might encounter is finding a good place close to your vicinity where the pita bread (Shawarma bread) could be bought. There are various types of shawarma such as Beef shawarma, Chicken shawarma, Fish shawarma, e.t.c and each shawarma has its own unique taste. Now I’m going to make it really simple. For the Hot press (To seal and Heat up the wrapped shawarma), you could make do with a sandwich Toaster if you’ve got one or simply a frying pan….They both serve the same function only that one heats both ways (Most times leaving Sandwich lines) and the other heats one way leaving no line at all. It’s pretty straight forward ;)

•Prep time: Less than 20 minutes
•Cook time: Less than 30 minutes
•Yield: 10 Shawarma Wraps


Ingredients::: 
• 4 medium sized Carrots
• 1 small Cabbage
• 2 medium Sized Green bell pepper
• 1 medium sized cucumber
• 2 tbsp. chili powder
Ketchup
• 14 chunks beef (You could also use Chicken or fish)
• 2 Scotch bonnets (Yellow/Red pepper)
• 1 small onion
•2 seasoning cubes
• ¼ bulb Ginger
• 4 cloves Garlic 
•1 tsp. Salt
•1 tsp. Curry
• ½ tsp. thyme
• 3 tbsp. Vegetable oil



Preparation/Directions:::

Step 1: Chop the cabbage, Grate the carrots, Dice the green pepper & slice the cucumber- Set aside separately

Step 2: Dice the beef and place in a Small pot. Blend the Onion, garlic, ginger, Scotch bonnets and pour into the pot with diced beef. Season with the stock cubes, Salt, Curry & thyme. Add some water and cook till tender for about 15mins. Once done, stir fry in vegetable oil for 3 mins. 

Instead of dicing, you could also grind your meat.This is really easy to do if you have a mincer, Grinder/ food processor. It also saves a whole lot of stress and money.
To start, Wash the meat thoroughly with clean water then slice off the elastic muscles with a sharp Knife. Most times the grinder is not able to grind this part of the meat. Dice the meat into smaller chunks and place in the grinder - Grind. To skip this process, simply get minced meat. 




To assemble:::

Step 3: Get one pita bread and open the pocket (This divides it into two). Place one on top of the other. 

Step 4: Rub mayonnaise over the bread on top. Add the cabbage, carrot, green pepper, cucumber, Beef – Sprinkle with powdered chili and drizzle with ketchup and more mayonnaise

Step 5: Fold to seal the contents and place on the pan (Greased with a little vegetable oil). Reduce the burner to the barest minimum and let the shawarma heat up on the side with the open flap . Flip and do the same for the other side. 

Step 6: Yep! Your beef shawarma is ready. Serve.

Remember, portion control is one of the secrets to healthy living……..So, indulge a ‘lil but stay healthy 
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131 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:33 pm

    Dobby! Lovely pictures...rily got me salivating.I'm definately goin to prepare but I'll prefer d hot dog mixed with chicken sharwarma..I'm just wonderin if one cld use pancakes instead of pita bread

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    1. Thanks Anon. For shawarma, you can't use pancakes because they don't taste the same. Pita bread is a more contained form of flat bread. The good news is you can make it at home.
      #How to make #shawarmabread (#pitabread)
      All you need is an oven or a frying pan. for the ingredients, you'd need Flour, warm water, yeast & salt. make a pliable dough with these ingredients. leave to rise then divide and roll out into round balls. flatten into thick discs with a rolling pin then place in the oven (You can put several at a time) or frying pan (One at a time)till it puffs up. press it down to deflate it and you've got your shawarma bread.

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    2. Anonymous3:52 pm

      makes me want to try it immediately! thanks

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    3. you are welcome Anon!

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  2. Definitely trying this. Beautiful pictures!

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    1. Awww!!! thank you Nj

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    2. Anonymous7:58 pm

      awwwwwww nice job dobby......

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    3. Thanks Anon :)

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    4. Yoommmmmyy I love dat pix I will try it out

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    5. Do keep us posted on the outcome k :)

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  3. Chai! Dobby, is there any kind of food you can't prepare?

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    1. yes o nazor! lots! :)...

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  4. Anonymous9:32 pm

    Thanks dobby,i love this.

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    1. you are welcome Anon!

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  5. tnx dobby. I really appreciate. Is d ketchup a must??

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    1. You are welcome Quin. yes ketchup is a must.

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  6. But where can we buy this pit bread?

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    1. you can get it from any large supermarket or bakery close to you. i got mine from "YES! Supermarket" in lagos.

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  7. Kemmy1:53 pm

    Dobby ooooooo. Chei!!! Babe, I'm so making this on saturday. will share wit friends and ask dem to score me. will send u pix of my own shawarma

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    1. Lol! Do let me kno how it goes kemmy ;)

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  8. I definitely am gonna use this recipe Dobby,considering the fact that i'm getting kinda addicted to shawarma.Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. That's a very serious addiction O! Considering the fact that it affects the size of the wallet... :D . You are welcome 9ja-great.Do let me know how it goes.

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  9. spunky7:43 pm

    Tnx Dobby, am definitely gonna try dis.

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    1. You are welcome spunky

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  10. I lovvvvvvvvve ur blog,I haf refreshed it tire.sweety kip up d good work+i'm using ur recipe 2 make meat balls 2day.remain blessed.

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  11. Pls dobby do u ve any idea where I can get dis bread in benin????

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  12. Anonymous5:34 pm

    In u can get d pita bread in any of d big supermarkets in Benin.if u do come to asaba,u can get it from Annie frozen stores opp gtb bank asaba

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    1. Thank You

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    2. Anonymous5:45 pm

      In benin you can also get it at phil-hallmark @sapele rd,just before kada fried chicken.They have a branch @sakponba road,opposite UBA bank.

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  13. Anonymous11:24 pm

    I tried making this using home made pita bread,couldn't get it wia I stay. I used a sandwich toaster and wen I pressed it, all d mayonaize sipped out of d shawarma! Thank God I can try it wiv a frying pan. Thanks dobbie u just saved a "chop chop preggy"
    Tokoni.

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    1. Hahahaha!!! Sorry about that tokoni. Had to laugh cos it happened to me once :). I also prefer the homemade pita cos its always fresh and tasty. Thanks tokoni.

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  14. Anonymous9:07 pm

    Hey Dobby, lovely work. What quantity of the ingredients do i need to make the pita bread.

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    1. Thanks anon. With 200g flour, 1/2 tsp. salt, 8 tbsp. water, 1 tsp yeast you'd could make about two pita breads.

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  15. bethel1:01 pm

    Hmmmm yummy, I love dis Dobby, will def try it

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    1. Thanks bethel. Do let us know how it goes.

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  16. Anonymous1:21 am

    Wen using a toaster don't press it to cover, jus close lightly. i blive ur sauce wnt spill out.

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  17. olivia11:20 pm

    Dobby nyc blog u've got here...plz can u also do meals for vegeterians?plz

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    1. Okay Olivia, Would get to work on that. Thanks for the suggestion :)

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  18. Dobby can I just give you a big hug? Thank you very much
    Question: what camera do you use?

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    1. you r welcome debbie! I use a Fujifilm digicam. Its got a 3x f=5.7-17.1mm lens. really nice cam.

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    2. Anonymous4:57 pm

      I love ds ya recipe.Pls can av ya full name on facebuk.Or ya bbm pin.Wanna show a pic of a meal.Lauretta

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  19. Daniel7:17 am

    I can't wait to try this! Your pictures are so real I felt like eating them way off! You are rare. Keep up the G̲̣̣̣̥O̲̣̣̥ό̲̣̣̣̥̥̊ƌ̲̣̣ work!

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    1. Thanks Daniel! Do let us know how it goes

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  20. Daniel7:36 am

    My D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥aя will you marry me *winks* or can I marry your daughter?

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  21. Anonymous1:08 pm

    Hello Dobby! What do we do with the green pepper?

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    1. Hi Anon, you'd add it in step 4

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  22. Whaaooo am so so impressed. Dis is my first time on dis blog and am falling inlove already plus av been searching for how to do dis on my own for a while now. Guess today is my lucky day. Weldone Dobby u such a darling. Big Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Poshpisces....*Hugs*

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  23. Is cucumber a must

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  24. it's necessary to add cucumber but not a must.

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  25. Anonymous5:55 am

    Is it necessary to per-boil d vegetables or aw ll it get soft in d sharwama

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    1. please do not parboil or cook the vegetables. They'd soften a little once the mayo and ketchup is added and the shawarma is heated up.

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  26. Thanks Dobby for this peice. I tried this and it was yummy yummy. Just a little hitch, I did not get the wrapping perfectly. Perhaps you can upload pictures of how to do this. Thanks bunch.

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  27. Okay, would try to upload pictures of how it's being wrapped

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  28. Anonymous12:38 pm

    Thank u dobby

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    1. you are most welcome anon.

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  29. Anonymous7:09 am

    I made this today for dinner & it was just mwuaaah !!! It will definitely become a staple in my home. You are making me into a chef Dobby. Thanks a lot. Maame.

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    1. Awww!!! Thanks maame :)

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  30. Anonymous10:24 am

    Hmmm, I just stumbled on this Blogger and am so in love with it cos I like food and love cooking. u are going to save me a lot of money cos now my I can make my 2 favorites snacks ( shawama and pizza) in the comfort of my home. God bless u and give u more ideas to share. kudos
    soso

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    1. Thank you soso. I'm glad you like it :).God bless you too.

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  31. Tomilola2:05 pm

    Hmm....amazing blog. I've bin a silent follower 4 a while. But wit dis addition, can't help but break d silence. More grease 2 ur elbow dearie. U're simply a "husband keeper". Lolz

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    1. thank you tomilola :)

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  32. Tomilola2:07 pm

    Oh!.....n 1 more thing, pls where can I get flat bread (naan, pita, chipati) in Surulere?... Thanks a lot

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    1. i really don't know where to get it in surulere but once i do, i'd let you know :)

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    2. Tomilola - I get my flat lebanese bread in a small store off Falolu street. I can't remember the name of the store, but if you enter Falolu from Akerele, it's the third left turn, and the shop is the first building on the road. Maybe Shoprite on Adeniran Ogunsanya may have it too, although I have not seen it there. Good luck!

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  33. Anonymous6:18 pm

    Thanks a lot for this recipe!!!Is the ketchup compulsory?

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    1. You are welcome Anon. Yes, ketchup is compulsory.

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  34. Anonymous6:57 am

    U re God sent ma'm, God bless u. I've been wondering how I can get to do dis at home cos buyin every weekend for a family of 4 isn't easy. Tank u so much for dis. Pls can I heat the shawama up in d microwave?

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    1. You are welcome anon. Yes you can heat it up in a microwave but after sealing it up first.

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  35. Anonymous9:08 am

    Thnks a lot. Nw I knw how to make my own shawarma bread

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    1. Thank you too Anon :)

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  36. Anonymous10:56 pm

    Wow. U really are a great cook. Would definitely giv this try

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    1. thank you anon. do let us know how it goes :)

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  37. Anonymous11:01 pm

    I love what you are doing. You are really helping a lot of young ladies. I sincerely thank u

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  38. Awww!!! you are welcome anon. Thank you too :)

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  39. Anonymous5:19 pm

    Hello Dobby, i have to admit that you are doing a great job. I will surprise my sons with this cos they really beef love sharwama. Thank you, helen

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    1. Yayyyy!!!! thanks helen :). Do let us know how it goes k.

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    1. do let us know how it goes k :)

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  41. Anonymous3:01 pm

    Glad I found this blog. Been going through the post, you are good!

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  42. Tomilola - I get my flat Lebanese bread from a small store off Falolu street. I can't remember the name of the store, but if you enter Falolu from Akerele, it's the third left turn (I think it's called Remilekun street) and the store is the first building on the road. You might also be able to get in Shoprite on Adeniran Ogunsanya, although I don't remember ever seeing it there. Good luck!

    Dobby - fantastic blog. Thanks for making me look like I can cook!

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  43. Anonymous8:40 am

    really nice, would try it ata home

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    1. Do let us know how it goes :)

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  44. Anonymous10:59 am

    Hello Dobby and welldone. Wonderful blog you have. Please do not forget to upload pictures of how to wrap sharwama as promised. Eagerly waiting since October. Thanks in anticipation.

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    1. Thanks for reminding me anon. Would try to do that as soon as possible or better still, would upload a video of the whole process pretty soon.

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  45. Does anyone know where they sell pita bread in kaduna

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  46. Dobby! I will like to have your BBM pin pls. I just love the way you entertain peeps! Thanks

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  47. Hi Dobby! I will like to have your BBM pin if you don't mind pls.. I just love the way you entertain peeps. Thank you

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    1. hi fatimah, for now i'm off bbm. But you can follow me on twitter, i follow back :)

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  48. Anonymous9:13 am

    does anyone know where I can get pita bread in Lagos?

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    1. Pita bread can be found everywhere in lagos. check shoprite, ikeja mall,park n shop e.t.c or any large supermarket.

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    2. Anonymous7:44 am

      Can it be found in abuja shoprite

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    3. Anonymous7:44 am

      Lovely

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    4. Yes it can be found in abuja shoprite

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    5. Anonymous9:21 pm

      U Cant get Piza bread from abuja shoprite,but can get some @ Amigo.Dobby u the best i have a shawarma spot myself i love to come to your blog to boast up my self and get More inspired and focus. Thank you God bless you.

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    6. Thanks for the feedback Anon. Glad i could be of help :)

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  49. Anonymous2:53 pm

    Don't forget the upload Dobby. (How to wrap Shawarma)

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  50. Anonymous11:59 am

    Once more, Dobby thanks, for teaching us.

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    1. you are most welcome Anon :)

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  51. Anonymous7:46 pm

    Don't forget the upload Dobby. (How to wrap Shawarma)

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    1. Sure i wouldn't. Would put up a video soon to make it easier.

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  52. Anonymous9:24 pm

    Hi Dobby. Am so happy to have come across ur blog through google. I wan to set up a confectionary shop, nd was so desperate to go learn how to make shawarma and pizza. And now ur blog so make it easy like a-do-it-urself motivation. Thank you so much, i'll kip you posted on my steps (with your blog as a guide) and ask questions when need b. Thanks again. Munet

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    1. you are welcome munet :)...Do keep us posted on the progress k.

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  53. oh my goodness today is my first day of visiting this blog, i love this! am drooling )))ooooooO

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    1. Thanks a mili Chetachi :)

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  54. Thank u @ www.beatricehazon.com for introducing this blog to me. so loving it !!!!

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    1. Glad she did too. Thanks beatricehazon :)

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  55. I've never tried Nigerian food, but I have to say that this looks delicious!

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    1. It Sure is delicious :)

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  56. Valentine (Chef)3:02 pm

    Thanks a lot dobby I just finished my shawarma bread, I used oven to make it. In fact it was nice I love it. Kudos to dobby kitchen... Another ways of making my money.....

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    1. Good to know you found the post useful valentine :).

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  57. imma gonna try this out............

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    1. Do keep us posted emem :)

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  58. Anonymous6:52 am

    Hi Dobby,am fascinated already cos the image of d shawarma alone is amazing! Am a young graduate who's thinkin on havin a shawarma spot but I don't know if this will meet the standards of the one we buy outside.

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  59. nonny5:01 pm

    my first time on the blog.thanks Dobby for the inspiration.u r sure doing a great job.am glad i found u!

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    1. Awww!! Thanks nonny. Glad to have you here too.

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  60. saababy11:29 pm

    This is really easy and smtng nyc to do at leisure time

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    1. Do keep us posted once you do saababy :)

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  61. Anonymous11:41 am

    Woo! gonna try that tonight...........can i add paper?

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  62. Wow,looks yummy,thanks dobby.

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    1. you're welcome chioma :)

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  63. I prepared one yesterday but my did nt fold very well, but it was very sweet.thanks.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback Ngozi :)

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