Pull Apart Shawarma Sliders with no egg Garlic Sauce/ Thoum

Pull Apart Shawarma Sliders with no egg Garlic Sauce/ Thoum

Like I said, this year, I am actively trying not to consume fried snacks for iftar. That's when I decided to share this slider recipe. This is especially dedicated to all the shawarma lovers out there! Shawarma as sliders may sound weird but let me tell you, it's just sooo good! It's basically like a combination of middle eastern and western food piled up.. One bite and you will want more..

The best part of pull apart sliders is that you don't have to fill them individually and you all your sauces and fillings are done in one go. I love pull apart sliders for iftar because they are less tiresome and more yumminess..

The whole yumminess comes from the garlic sauce or 'toum' like the locals here like to call it. Unlike other garlic sauces, this one is not made using raw egg whites as such, instead it is made using a secret ingredient.. "Corn Flour".. I know right! Don't be surprised, the garlic sauce is really good or even better. For the sauces, I usually use garlic sauce only. When in the mood, I go in for a tad bit of Tahini and go a little crazy over Mayo too. This is completely an optional step.

The bun is super soft, and feels like baby's bum. As these are super soft sliders, I request you to not prepare it in the last moment, as the bun requires enough time to cool. Once cool, you need to cut the sliders in one go using a bread knife for precision. Adding jalapeños bought the sliders to a next level. You may add any other pickled veggies of your choice for that.

The shawarma spiced chicken is oven cooked here. You may fry instead if you do not have an oven. As complicated the pics may look, it is one of the easiest and yummy iftar snacks to prepare. Without any delay, let's get started!


For Dough of slider:

  • 1 tsp Active dried yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 lukewarm watee
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar 
  • Salt, as required
  • 1 cup lukewarm milk
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • White sesame seeds

For Chicken Shawarma:

  • 500 gms chicken breast
  •  2 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 4 tsp Kashmiri Red chilli powder 
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder 
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder 
  • 1 tsp white pepper powder
  • 1 tsp Black pepper powder 
  • 1 tsp paprika 
  • A pinch of Oregano
  • Salt as required 

No Egg Garlic sauce (thoum) :

  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup corn flour/ corn starch
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 3 garlic pods
  • 1/2 cup oil 
  • 1 tsp lemon
  • Salt as required 

Adds ons:

  • Chopped Lettuce 
  • Tomatoes, sliced
  • Jalapeños 
  • Hot sauce (optional) 

Instructions :

  1. In a bowl, pour in the lukewarm water and add in your active dried yeast and sugar, mix gently and place a lid and set aside. 
  2. In a stand mixer place your dough hook, or use a mixing bowl and add in your flour, a pinch of sugar and salt as required. Mix gently to combine. 
  3. Now keeping the speed setting of your stand mixer on low, gradually add in your activated yeast and add in lukewarm milk until the dough turns soft and non sticky to touch. (make sure to make a very tight or lose dough) 
  4. Finally add in your room temperature butter to the dough and knead well. 
  5. Allow the dough to proof by placing the dough in a warm area for 1 hour. Once double the size, gently give the dough a slight knead and make medium sized balls and place them on your baking pan/tray lined with a baking paper, place the balls spaced out and allow to proof again. *
  6. Once proofed, apply milk and sprinkle white sesame seeds on top of the sliders, bake the sliders at 180 deg C for 20 minutes or until it bakes well and the top of the sliders brown slightly. 
  7. Allow the sliders to cool well before you slice the sliders horizontally using a bread knife. *

  8. To prepare your no egg garlic sauce/thoum, in a sauce pan, pour your water and add your corn flour, give it a mix and place on flame. 
  9. Once the mixture starts bubbling, set aside to cool. 
  10. Once cool, the mixture hardens, now in a blender/grinder, add your hardened corn flour, yogurt, garlic cloves, oil and salt as required. 
  11. To prepare the shawarma chicken, mix all the ingredients under chicken shawarma and spread well on the chicken, you may either roast* in the oven or fry in a fry pan.

  12. Apply your thoum/garlic sauce on both sides of the slider and place your chopped Lettuce, sliced tomatoes, and add in your jalapeños now place your cooked chicken and place the slider's top half smeared un garlic paste over it. 

  13. Pull apart your shawarma chicken sliders and enjoy! 

Notes :

*By spacing out the dough balls, you allow room for the balls to become bigger into tiny buns. 
*20-25 minutes roasting time, depending on your oven, time may vary. 
*If the sliders don't cool well before you slice, the sliders may fall apart.
*You may use hot sauce or tobasco sauce over the garlic sauce if you like it. 

Do try this recipe and don't forget to share your experience/feedback with me here in the comments or feel free to send me a mail. Also, do tag me at #taystedit if you try out my recipes on Facebook, Instagram etc so that I can see when you make it. ♡♡♡♡

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