Doner kebab, also known as Donner or Donair, is a popular street food that originated in Turkey and has since spread to many countries around the world. It is typically made by placing layers of seasoned meat (such as lamb, beef, or chicken) on a vertical spit and roasting it until it is cooked through. The cooked meat is then shaved off and served in a pita bread, wrap or on a plate with vegetables and condiments. Store bought Doner has staggering 900 kcals and our homemade version using our BAHARAT DONER SEASONING has only 350 kcals!
While doner kebab can be a delicious and convenient meal option, it can also be high in calories and unhealthy if it is made with fatty meats and served with greasy sauces and sides. However, with a few simple changes, you can easily make a healthy, low-calorie version of doner kebab at home.
Here is a recipe for a homemade doner kebab that is both healthy and delicious:
- 1 pound of lean protein (such as low-fat beef, low-fat lamb, or tofu)
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon yogurt
- 1 or 2 tablespoons BAHARAT DONER SEASONING
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Pita bread, wrap or lettuce wraps (for serving)
- Assorted vegetables (such as lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, and peppers)
- Optional toppings (such as chilli sauce, garlic sauce, hummus, tzatziki sauce, and feta cheese)
- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cut your protein into thin slices or small chunks. In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, tomato paste, yogurt, BAHARAT DONER SEASONING, salt, and pepper.
- Place the protein in a large bowl and toss it with the mixture until it is well coated.
- Arrange the protein on a baking sheet in a single layer. Roast it in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until it is cooked through.
- While the protein is cooking, prepare your vegetables and toppings. Wash and chop your vegetables into bite-sized pieces and set them aside. If you are using pita bread, warm it in the oven or in a bread toaster
- Once the protein is cooked, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Using a sharp knife, slice it into thin strips.
- To assemble your doner kebab, place a few strips of protein on a pita bread, wrap or lettuce wrap. Top it with your choice of vegetables and optional toppings.
- Repeat this process until you have used up all your protein and vegetables. Serve your doner kebabs immediately and enjoy!
By making your own doner kebab at home, especially with our BAHARAT DONER SEASONING you have full control over the ingredients and can choose healthier options. For example, using lean proteins like low-fat beef or low-fat lamb can help reduce the calorie content of your meal. You can also use lettuce wraps instead of pita bread to further reduce the calorie count and add as many vegetables as you like for added nutrients and fibre.
Another option is to use tofu as your protein source. Tofu is a low calorie, plant-based protein that is rich in nutrients and can be a healthy option for those who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet. Simply marinate and roast the tofu.