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Yummy Iskender Kebab Recipe Video

Iskender kebab is one of the most popular meat dishes of Turkey, typically enjoyed in the north-western areas of the country. It dates back to the early 19th century and is so name after its original creator, Iskender Efendi. It can also be known in Istanbul restaurants as ‘Bursa kebab’, referring to Iskender Efendi’s home town.

Iskender kebab is made by layering delicious doner meat (thinly cut rotisserie lamb) mixed with tomato sauce over bread, and generously topped with melted butter and yoghurt.



Ingredients Qt
Beef tenderloin  900 gr
Onion  2 pcs
Olive oil  5 tbsp
Oregano  2 tsp
Red pepper  4 pcs
Yogurt  2 glasses
Tomato  3 pcs
Pitta bread  6 pcs
Ketchup  Required amount
Salt and pepper  Required amount


Yummy Iskender Kebab

Yummy Iskender Kebab


Step 1: Preheat oven to 180 degrees C for 5 minutes.. Arrange pita bread on a baking sheet, and lightly toast in the oven. Cut pita bread into bite-size pieces, and keep warm.Slice the pita bread in 3 cm x 3 cm (about 1”) squares.

Yummy Iskender Kebab

Yummy Iskender Kebab


Step 2: Slice the meat thinly you can ask your butcher to this for you too, and then pound each slice with the back of a wooden spoon or with a meat tenderizer.

Yummy Iskender Kebab

Yummy Iskender Kebab


Step 3: Grate onions.

Combine the onion, oregano, red pepper flakes, olive oil, salt and freshly ground pepper in a large bowl. Stir in the meat slices.


Step 4: Pour a little olive oil on a pan and cook the meat slices on high heat, for about 2 minutes each side (take care not to overcook).


Step 5: To make a tomato sauce, pour some olive oil in another pan. Sauté tomatoes and place pepper on the tomatoes.


Step 6: Place the bread on a tray.

Spread the cooked slices of the meat over the pitta bread and pour over the tomato sauce. Place the sautéed tomatoes and peppers at one side and a bowl of yogurt at the other side.


Yummy Iskender Kebab

Yummy Iskender Kebab

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mohammadrez August 20, 2018 at 4:57 am

the fried tomato is great and i like this

m0namona August 20, 2018 at 5:07 am

how we can use another bread?

    nafiseseyedbagher August 20, 2018 at 5:37 am

    You can use the toast too

nargeslifetime August 20, 2018 at 5:17 am

it is good to mix the meat with chicken too?

    nafiseseyedbagher August 20, 2018 at 5:36 am

    It can be good and it base on you to love this taste

ashrafmaj August 20, 2018 at 5:29 am

i will have this food with mayonnaise

    nafiseseyedbagher August 20, 2018 at 5:35 am

    Mayonnaise can make it delicious too

pinkdusk October 19, 2018 at 6:52 pm

I am going to try this for dinner tonight. It looks delicious. Love your site, I will be here often. Thank you for all your hard work.

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