Yes, You Can Make Doner Kebab At Home!

by Refika Kitchen
Make Doner Kebab At Home

Doner Kebab is on the menu in Book recipe, and we are going to teach you how to make this delicious recipe from scratch!

I am a huge fan of Jamie Oliver and also I really love to follow Pro Home Cooks videos, I have realized they both made really delicious doner kebabs. And then I told myself, as a person who grew up with doner, I should share this recipe and the technique that I developed with you ????. I promise, with this technique, you will prepare a delicious doner kebab in 5 minutes and I will also show two different ways of doing it; one is very traditional and how we actually eat it in Turkey, and the other one is the Turkish- German way that is really famous, especially in Berlin, Germany. Enjoy the video ???? For the recipe please check the comments ????????????


  • Make Doner Kebab At Home
  • Make Doner Kebab At Home
  • Make Doner Kebab At Home
  • Make Doner Kebab At Home
  • Make Doner Kebab At Home
  • Make Doner Kebab At Home
  • Make Doner Kebab At Home
  • Make Doner Kebab At Home
  • Make Doner Kebab At Home

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Make Doner Kebab At Home
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Doner Kebab

Rating: 5.0/5
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Serves: 2 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


For Doner:

  • 1/2 kg ground beef (rib)
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 large onion, pureed
  • 10-12 springs fresh thyme, leaves picked
  • 1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter

German Turkish way:

  • 2 döner breads, halved
  • 1 red onion, sliced into semicircles
  • Half of the small lettuce, thinly sliced
  • Half of a small red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 2 pickled cucumbers, sliced

Red Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoon yogurt or labneh
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper paste
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • A pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ginger puree

White Sauce:

  • 4 tablespoon yogurt or labneh
  • 2 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 small cucumber, chopped
  • 3-4 sprigs of dill, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, pureed
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Çoban Salad (Shepherds Salad):

  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 small cucumber, diced
  • 1 thin green pepper, diced
  • 6-8 sprigs of parsley, chopped
  • ½ of a lemon’s juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Turkish way:

  • 2 döner breads, halved
  • 3 pickled cucumbers, sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • Potato fries

Onion sumac salad:

  • 1 onion, sliced into semicircles
  • 6-8 sprigs of parsley, chopped
  • A teaspoon of ground sumac
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil


  1. To make the döner, mix all of the ingredients, except the onion, in a bowl.
  2. Sieve the onion juice into the mixture and knead until the mixture is homogenous.
  3. Rest the mixture in the fridge for a day.
  4. Wrap the mixture in a baking paper and squeeze from both ends to give it a log shape. Transfer to your freezer and let it freeze (You can keep it in the freezer for up to 6 months and use it whenever you want.).
  5. When it is time to cook, take out the frozen döner and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  6. Carefully, cut thin slices (as thin as you can). Don’t try to slice all the mixture at once, work in batches. You can prepare each portion at a time so you can cook the slices before they are thawed (you can deep freeze the rest of the döner again for later. Don’t place it in the freezer if it is thawed).
  7. Heat a large frying pan on medium heat and melt 1/2 tablespoon of butter.
  8. Place the doner slices on the hot pan and cook both sides until they are browned. Don’t try to flip before one side is cooked.
  9. Cook the rest of the slices with the rest of the butter.

To make the German Turkish way döner sandwich:

  1. For the red sauce, mix all the ingredients and give it a good mix.
  2. For the white sauce, mix all the ingredients and give it a good mix.
  3. Rub the red cabbage slices with a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of vinegar and set aside.
  4. For the çoban salad, mix all the ingredients and add salt to your taste.
  5. To build the sandwich, spread the red sauce on the bottom half of the bread. Place cooked döner on the red sauce, çoban salad, red onion, red cabbage, pickled cucumber, lettuce, and red cabbage. Put some white sauce, place the other half on top and gently press together. Prepare yourself for the festival in your mouth at the first bite!

To make the Turkish way döner sandwich:

  1. To make the onion sumac salad; rub the onions with a pinch of salt and mix with the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Press the bread halves into the pan to let it soak all the buttery flavor.
  3. Place the döner, onion sumac salad, pickled cucumber, tomatoes, and fried potatoes (or have it as a side dish) and place the bread on top. Enjoy your Turkish döner sandwich!

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