What’s the difference between kebab and shawarma

1. Do you know?

Do you know?

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.

2. Different preparations

Different preparations

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

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

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

Shawarma is a type of Doner Kebab and is one of the most popular street foods of the world.

6. Shawarmas are kebabs

Shawarmas are kebabs

While all shawarmas are kebabs, not all kebabs are shawarmas.

7. Topped differently

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.