Delicious Doner Kebab Recipe - A Turkish Culinary Delight

Author: Istanbul Grill | | Categories: grilled meat , homemade kebab , marinated meat , Mediterranean flavors , Middle Eastern cuisine , pita bread , street food , Turkish flavors , Turkish marinade , Turkish street food , Turkish yogurt sauce , Turkish-style sandwich , Doner Kebab , Turkish Cuisine , Turkish Food , Turkish Recipes , Turkish Spices


Indulge in the flavors of Turkey with this mouthwatering Doner Kebab recipe. Thinly sliced marinated meat, vibrant vegetables, and flavorful sauces all wrapped in a warm pita bread make this dish a true delight. Learn how to recreate the authentic taste of Doner Kebab in your own kitchen with this easy-to-follow recipe.


  • 1 pound (450g) boneless lamb or chicken, thinly sliced
  • 4-6 pita bread rounds
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup sliced cucumbers
  • 1/4 cup sliced pickles
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Add the sliced meat and toss to coat evenly. Allow the meat to marinate for at least 1 hour, or overnight for enhanced flavor.

  2. Preheat your grill or skillet over medium-high heat. Thread the marinated meat onto skewers and grill for about 10-12 minutes, or until cooked through and slightly charred. Alternatively, you can cook the meat in a skillet until browned and cooked to your liking.

  3. Once the meat is cooked, remove it from the skewers and set aside. Warm the pita bread rounds on the grill or in a toaster for a few seconds to soften them.

  4. To assemble the Doner Kebab, place a warm pita bread round on a clean surface. Spread a spoonful of plain yogurt on the bread and sprinkle some chopped parsley. Layer the thinly sliced meat, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, and pickles.

  5. Drizzle some additional yogurt on top and sprinkle with more parsley. You can also add a squeeze of lemon juice or your favorite hot sauce for extra flavor.

  6. Fold the sides of the pita bread over the filling and roll it up tightly. Secure with a toothpick if needed.

  7. Serve the Doner Kebab immediately while still warm. You can enjoy it as is or serve it with a side of salad, fries, or roasted vegetables.

Now, savor the exquisite taste of your homemade Doner Kebab and transport yourself to the vibrant streets of Turkey with every bite. Enjoy this flavorful and satisfying Turkish culinary delight with family and friends!

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