doner kebab



  • Thin slices of raw lamb meat with fat and seasoning built up on a spit to make a cylinder 20 cm diameter and 60 – 80 cm long, spit-roasted while rotating in front of a source of radiant heat and thin slices carved from the surface as it is cooked. Served with a meal or as takeaway food in a pocketed hot pitta bread with salad. A cheaper version made from minced lamb, fat and other ingredients is common in the UK.


  • noun a Turkish meat dish, where a large piece of meat is cooked on a spit in front of a grill, and slices are cut off and served with pitta bread and salad, usually as a takeaway