Shuwa is a typical Omani dish and it’s preparation takes lot of physical effort .
According to different areas and regions of Oman , the Special Spice mix used for Shuwa , differs.
This spice mix is used to marinate meat. This mix contains mostly with coriander , cumin, red pepper , turmeric , garlic, cardamom and vinegar
Banana leaves are used to wrapped the meat after marinating it .
After it the wrapped meat is packed in the bag .
The bag used for it is made & woven of Palm leaves ,
and then the same bag is further packed with a thin metal net , lining.
Then these sacks are placed in HOT underground clay oven pit . The wood used for this oven is from a special Tree , named SUMR. Which is considered ideal for Shuwa.
After placing sack in Oven , it is covered and sealed completely .
Meat is cooked for 24 Hrs or for max of 48 Hours . It is Believed that the more the time used for cooking makes the Taste more better .