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My cookbook: "Tehran to New York"

On the Norouz day of 2020 spring, I finally published my book. The manuscript is titled: "Tehran to New York: A culinary bridge between Persian and Western cultures" and aims at presenting a unique blend of classic and contemporary Persian recipes, as well as samples of Western-style cuisine, offered in a Persian context. It is important to build bridges between cultures, and not walls. This book aims at constructing a bridge between the Persian and Western cultures. The book may be ordered here:  

Quick and simple pan Shawarma

Here is a simple and quick recipe for homemade Shawarma.  Two variations for the dish are presented; the green and the red versions, namely. I have tried to serve the dish in the style of taco and a multi-cultural fusion fashion. The taco shells are flaky Indian Paratha. The Middle Eastern Zhoug sauce is fortified with avocado.


1.5 Pounds (~700 gr or 2 medium) chicken breasts

½ TSP Baharat spice mix

1 TSP granulated garlic

½ TSP salt

3 TBSP vegetable oil

2 TBSP chopped cilantro

1 scallion, finely chopped

For the red version:

1 TBSP sumac

1 TSP Kashmiri chili powder

For the green version:

1 TSP Jalapeno powder or 1 finely chopped medium green hot pepper

1- Finely chop the breast meat with a chef knife. Do not use ground chicken or turkey for this recipe as the goal is to mimic authentic Shawarma's texture.
2- Add all the finely chopped herbs, garlic and the spice mix, and the oil. You may marinate the meat for a few hours but there is no mandate.
3- Put a large skillet on medium-high heat and wait until it is hot. Pour the mixture into a single layer and cook for a minute or until the chicken pieces are golden brown.
4- I made an avocado Zhough (replace the oil in my Zhough recipe from the book with one small avocado). I also made the flaky Paratha from my book and serve the dish taco-style. 
In my book, there is a recipe for NYC Halal Cart chicken. The meat in that recipe can be substituted with this quick and simpler version.


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