I grew up on Pita Shawarma. My childhood friends and I had a special spot in our hometown where we used to eat shawarma every Friday after school for a decade. There is absolutely nothing like a well seasoned slow roasted chicken, and when combined with a good salad, tahini and amba? Well, it's just perfection.
In this recipe you will find Zikki’s version for a quick Amba sauce. Amba is a tangy & spiced mango condiment of Indian origin, typically made of pickled green mangoes. But considering a good one is practically impossible to find in New York, Zikki found a way to make it with ripe mangos. I absolutely LOVE it. Our spice mix for the Amba is made with equal parts cumin, turmeric, cayenne pepper, fenugreek and salt.