This green onion pancake beef shawarma features a crisp and chewy green onion pancake wrap, bright and flavourful marinated beef, fresh cucumber salad and a drizzling of tzatziki. It’s the perfect combination of street food flavours to ignite your senses, and satisfy any lunchtime or late night craving.
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Green Onion Pancakes
For the green onion pancakes, combine 2 cups of flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Pour in the water and stir until it forms a shaggy dough. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes, until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and cover for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, for the shawarma, in a medium mixing bowl, add olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, cumin, coriander, paprika, turmeric, allspice, cinnamon, salt, pepper and cayenne. Whisk to combine and add flank steak, onion and garlic. Gently stir or toss the ingredients until the meat and onions are coated in the marinade. Set aside.
In a small mixing bowl, make a cucumber salad by tossing together cucumber, tomato, parsley, olive oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, then place in the fridge until assembly.
Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. In a small bowl, make a paste by combining ¼ cup of flour and ¼ cup oil. Working one at a time, shape the dough into a rectangle and roll out until thin. Brush with the paste then sprinkle with a generous amount of chopped green onions. With the long side of dough facing you, roll it into a log, then roll the log into a coil. Set aside, and repeat with remaining dough. Roll the coils into 5 to 6-inch rounds.
Heat a teaspoon of oil in a large frying pan on medium heat. Working in batches, cook the green onion pancakes for about 10 minutes, turning often, until crispy and golden brown. Set aside until assembly.
While the pancakes are cooking, heat another frying pan on medium-high. Add a tablespoon of oil, and half the marinated beef. Cook for about 10 minutes until cooked through and caramelized. Transfer to a bowl and repeat with remaining meat.
To assemble, top a green onion pancake with beef. Drizzle with tzatziki and a few spoonfuls of cucumber salad.