Kebab is a traditional food originating from Turkey, and it has been one of the oldest foods during wars. Nowadays, many countries invented their own versions of kebab.

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If you want to enjoy this exotic delicacy with different styles, you’re in luck! Kebabs may also be the perfect dish to enjoy for Iftar

Here are the two most famous kebab recipes that you can find: 

1. Shish Kebab


  • 2 ½ pounds lamb meat 
  • 3 bell peppers
  • 2 large onion
  • 1 lemon 
  • Cumin powder
  • Olive oil 


  • Cut lamb meat into cubes of 1 inch 
  • Grate 1 onion into the meat and mix 
  • Cut the lemon in half and use the juice to the meat 
  • Season with salt, pepper, and cumin powder
  • Add 1 spoon of olive oil and mix the meat and spices together
  • Pound the meat to make it tender
  • Cut bell peppers and onion into cubes 
  • Thread the meat, bell peppers, and onion alternately on a skewer (you may do multiple kebabs depending on the amount of the ingredients)
  • Heat your grill and roast the kebab for roughly 8-10 minutes until the meats are cooked 
  • Serve from the grill and enjoy

2. Doner Kebab


  • 400g lamb meat 
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 3 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder 
  • Salt and pepper
  • Paprika powder (1 tbsp)
  • 1 tbsp of coriander seeds
  • Mint leaves 
  • 1 onion 
  • Olive oil
  • Parsley 
  • 2 red pepper
  • Lemon or lime for juice


  • In a mixing bowl, mix spices such as cumin, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika powder
  • Chop parsley and mint leaves 
  • Cut onion into cubes 
  • Cut red pepper into cubes and remove the seeds
  • In a mixer or blender, mix together onions, red pepper, olive oil, and lemon or lime juice
  • Place the mixture on a pot and mix with the spices slowly 
  • Add the sliced meat to the mixture and slowly mix 
  • Wrap the pot with a plastic wrap and let it marinate for a night in the fridge
  • Thread all the meat slices on a skewer
  • Roast them in a hot grill 
  • You can cut the meat off the skewers when serving