Friday, April 27, 2012

How to make Gyros

Hi, my name is Mehek from Pakistani Food Blog and I will be guest blogging for this post to add some Pakistani into a Mediterranean recipe. This recipe makes one of my favorite foods, Gyros, and these are commonly made within Pakistani cultures as well as Arab cultures. It is a food that is not very easy to make, but not extremely complicated either. You basically have to apply the concept; Practice makes perfect. Although, once you get the hang of it you will never regret making the gyros, they are absolutely delicious! Let's get started.


  • 2 pounds of beef sirloin, cut into quarter inch slices.
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbls sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • Chopped cuccumbers
  • Onions chopped (optional)
  • Tomatoes chopped (Optional)
  • 8 pita breads (halved)


1.  Blend garlic, sugar, ginger, pepper and cayenne pepper until processed. Add water and soy sauce, and blend again.
2.  In a plastic zip lock, add the mixture with the beef, and refrigerate for 2 hours.
3.  For the second sauce, blend the cucumber, vinegar, oil, garlic and salt in a food processor.
4.  Add in the sour cream to the second sauce, by hand.
5.  Take out extra sauce from beef, and grill the beef (covered), until it is medium-rare.
6.  Place beef in pita halves,
7.  Add cucumber sauce on top of the beef generously. Remember, this cucumber sauce makes or breaks the entire gyros!
8.  Add optional tomatoes and/or onions.
9.  Close up the pita halves, and enjoy your Gyros!

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