The pan should be 2-3" deep You will need 2 very large bowls You will need a large knife Middle East stores will have the wheat but make sure it's medium ground. Have the butcher trim fat & grind lamb,you need the amount after the fat is trimmed. Use "good" spices I put 3T.salt but this is to taste Syrian bread is thinner than Pita This dish is made with Lamb and Wheat as it's main ingredients. It goes far & freezes well after baking. I wrap 3 slices each pkg.to freeze & take out what we need. This is "healthy" eating.Any questions please contact me. Carrie PS, This is the dish many eat raw with raw onions & olive oil over the top. "Yes,it's good raw" and lamb is a very clean meat.