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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Pilavüstü / Döner Sandwich / Döner Kebap

(Pilavüstü / Pilav Üstü Döner)

Doner Sandwich / Doner Kebab
2 pieces of beef tenderloin, each 200 g
200 g medium ground beef

Add the salt and pepper to the ground beef. Knead and give it a round shape, then place in the middle of the two pieces of tenderloin.

Cover in plastic wrap and leave in the freezer overnight. The next day remove from the fridge 45 minutes before cutting. Use a knife, electric knife or meat cutter to shred it. Then fry in a large pan (be careful not to over-fry).

Traditionally, Pilavüstü,"over rice", döner served on a base of pilaf rice or pilaf bulgur and a hot sauce with melted butter and ground red pepper.

Meal I.deas:
- Turkish Style Tomato Dip or Side Salad for Kebabs.

Doner Sandwich
(Ekmek Arasi Doner)

Doner Sandwich
You can serve doner in a corner of a loaf of Turkish (or French) bread or in pide (pita) with sliced onions, pickles, sliced tomatoes and shredded lettuce.

* The doner meat is normally made by slicing the meat (beef, lamb or chicken) through a rotating spit.

History of Döner:
The writings of Evliya Celebi tells us that it has been made first by Crimean's and prepared horizontally. Probably, the Döner was first cooked in vertical fire by Ottomans.

The final version of the current Doner is based on Iskender Efendi in Bursa in the years of 1800’s. Döner is prepared in different ways in various countries.

It is usually called Shawarma due to the similarity of the word (in Turkish it means "çevirme") in Arab countries. But, Döner’s and Shawarma's ingredients and tastes are not the same.

and more source is here.
Istanbul Eats:Döner: Heavy Rotation



At 4:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yum yum!

At 5:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does actually 'kebap' mean in Turkish? This recipe is extremely interesting(ground meat part especially... )Superb cookbook.Well done and good luck.

At 9:31 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

The meaning of Kebap is "meat cooked in the pot or on flame without water."

At 3:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello! Is it the way Turkish women make doner at homes? If it is ,Im so thrilled to try it!

At 4:07 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Yes, ii is the way we make doner at home:)

At 6:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do u make the sauce tho? Any link?

At 7:43 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Originally it is served with Ayran. The sauce is adopted from the Turkish appetizer, called 'Cacık ', here is the link


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