Shashlyk or Shashlik ( khorovats, or tikə kabab, mtsvadi, , , , , , ), is a form of Shish kebab popular in Eastern and Central Europe (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Hungary), the Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia), Central Asia, Afghanistan, India, Iran, Israel, The Levant, Mongolia, Morocco, Pakistan, Turkey, and other places. Shashlyk (meaning skewered meat) was originally made of lamb. Nowadays it is also made of pork or beef depending on local preferences and religious observances. The skewers are either threaded with meat only, or with alternating pieces of meat, fat, and vegetables, such as bell pepper, onion, mushroom and tomato.