Who does not love Shawarmas and Kebabs? The are loved by people across the world. But are both the same or different? Is a kebab the same as shawarma? It becomes hard to differentiate between a kebab and shawarma because of their similar aromas and tastes. Now the question is, what’s the difference? Here are some interesting differences between the two, which will also help you find out which is a healthier option.
Kebab is a combination of ground meat, flour or bread crumbs, and various spices cooked on a frying pan or in a grill or tandoor, whereas shawarma is a variant of kebab and is prepared from meat that is roasted vertically.
3. Served differently
Shawarma is served as a wrap inside a bread, whereas kebabs are served on the skewer, directly on a plate, or eaten with rotis and naans.
4. Different meaning
The word kebab comes from ‘Kababa’, an ancient Aramaic word for “char or burn” whereas shawarma derives its name from an Arabic rendering of Turkish word which means ”turning.”
5. Shawarma is a type of Doner Kebab
Shawarma is a type of Doner Kebab and is one of the most popular street foods of the world.
6. Shawarmas are kebabs
While all shawarmas are kebabs, not all kebabs are shawarmas.
7. Topped differently
Shawarma is paired with tabbouleh, tomato, fattoush, taboon bread and cucumber. And it is mostly topped with the Middle Eastern favourites like tahini, hummus and pickled turnips.