Authentic Turkish doner kebab

Authentic Turkish doner kebab


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About this recipe: A very popular takeaway especially after a night out at the pub. This favourite is so, so tasty - I'm sure once you try it, you'll certainly want to make more!

wakeylass Yorkshire, England, UK

Serves: 4 

  • 1 teaspoon plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 500g minced lamb

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr20min  ›  Extra time:10min resting  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, oregano, Italian herbs, garlic powder, onion powder, Cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper.
  3. Add the minced lamb and thoroughly mix through all dry ingredients. Using a kneading method for around 3 minutes will ensure the lamb is smooth and all dry ingredients are evenly combined.
  4. Shape the seasoned minced lamb & place into a loaf tin and place on a baking tray.
  5. Bake in the oven for around 1 hour 20 minutes. Turn the loaf half way through cooking time to ensure even browning.
  6. Once cooked, wrap kebab meat in foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Slice the doner kebab meat as thinly as possible and serve with warmed pitta bread and salad.

Serving suggestion

Serve with warmed (lightly toasted) pitta bread. Chilli sauce and a salad of shredded cabbage, carrot, onion and sliced cucumber.

Freezing tip

Great to make in advance, slice and freeze.

Other ideas

Also great to add as a topping for pizzas.


I use the loaf tin liners that can be purchased from the pound shop (please see pic). They're great for preventing the lamb sticking to the tin and are also great to catch all the grease while cooking. I use 2 liners and use the 2nd liner half way through cooking.

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Reviews (34)


great recipe tastes the same as the kebab house but without all the grease - 07 May 2011


I eat Kebabs all the time and this is the closest thing to one made in a shop.Do try this recipe you wont be disappointed. - 07 Dec 2011


Great recipe, I made this today and cooked it in my rotisserie, my son had 3 pittas stuffed full - 03 Jan 2012

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