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MasterChef style Chicken Shawarma

June 10, 2021 12:44 IST


IMAGE: Amir Manoly has been showcasing his love for Middle Eastern cuisine on MasterChef Australia.
Photographs: Kind courtesy MasterChef Australia

When MasterChef Australia Season 13 contestant Amir Manoly was locked down at home in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, he made Zoom meetings with friends fun by creating an online mystery box challenge.

He'd challenge his friends to create a dish in 90 minutes, using seven ingredients from the mystery box.

A construction project manager from Victoria, Amir entered the kitchen at the age of four and loves cooking with Middle Eastern flavours.

Sundays at home meant a big Egyptian-style breakfast of baked eggs, falafel, pickled vegetables and pita made from scratch.

Here's presenting his special recipe for Chicken Shawarma with warm homemade flatbread and the intense smoky Baba Ganoush.

Made with Middle Eastern and Indian spices, the chicken Marylands, a cut of chicken with the drumstick and the thigh, are cooked to perfection in an oven.

IMAGE: When Amir made Chicken Shawarma in the MasterChef kitchen he served it with flatbread, Baba Ganoush, Tabbouleh and pomegranate glaze.

Chicken Shawarma with Baba Ganoush and Flatbread

Serves: 4


For the marinated chicken

For the flatbread

For the Baba Ganoush


For the marinated chicken

For the flatbread

For the Baba Ganoush

To serve, spread flatbreads with Baba Ganoush and then add the chicken.

MasterChef Australia airs on Disney + Hotstar every Monday to Friday at 9 pm.

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