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Turkish shawarma in Dubai

Turkish shawarma in Dubai

Turkish restaurants in Dubai are great places to find Turkish shawarma. Turkish doner, also known as Turkish shawarma, is known and eaten in many countries of the world. It is very delicious. Turkish restaurants in Dubai cook this Turkish shawarma from both meat and chicken.

Turkish shawarma, also known as döner kebab, is a popular street food in Turkey and a variation of the Levantine dish “shawarma.” It consists of marinated meat, typically lamb, beef, or chicken, that is slowly roasted on a vertical rotisserie. The meat is seasoned with a blend of spices such as cumin, paprika, garlic, and onion powder.

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As the meat cooks on the rotisserie, it is thinly sliced off in tender, succulent layers. The shaved meat is then typically served in a flatbread such as lavash or pita, along with various accompaniments and sauces. Common toppings include sliced tomatoes, onions, lettuce, cucumbers, and sometimes pickles. Additionally, it is common to add sauces such as garlic yogurt, tahini, or chili sauce to enhance the flavors.

Turkish shawarma is often enjoyed as a quick and flavorful meal, either wrapped in a bread or served as a platter with rice, salad, and side dishes. It has gained popularity worldwide and has become a beloved street food option in many countries beyond Turkey.

While similar to shawarma and gyros in other parts of the world, Turkish döner kebab has its own distinct flavor profile and style, reflecting the unique spices and culinary traditions of the region.

Turkish shawarma is a delicious and popular Turkish dish. Traditionally, doner is made by stacking thin slices of seasoned lamb, beef, chicken, or turkey meat on a vertical rotisserie. The meat is then slowly cooked and roasted as it turns on the vertical spit. To make Turkish doner at home, you can follow the recipe below:


  • 500 grams of doner meat (lamb, beef, chicken, or turkey) thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil (you can use olive oil if you prefer)
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes (optional, for some spiciness)
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Salt (adjust according to your taste)
  • Flatbread or pita bread (for serving)


  1. Thinly slice the meat into long strips. Try to cut the meat as thin as possible.
  2. Peel and grate the onion. Crush the garlic cloves into a paste.
  3. In a bowl, mix the yogurt, grated onion, garlic paste, tomato paste, vegetable oil, lemon juice, cumin, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and salt. Stir well until you have a smooth marinade.
  4. Add the sliced meat to the marinade, making sure all pieces are coated with the mixture. Cover the bowl and let the meat marinate in the fridge for 2-3 hours. This will allow the flavors to infuse into the meat.
  5. Preheat your oven to a high temperature or use a vertical rotisserie if you have one. If using an oven, you can also place the marinated meat on a skewer and cook it on a baking tray.
  6. If using a vertical rotisserie, stack the marinated meat slices onto the spit, ensuring they are packed tightly together.
  7. Cook the meat in the oven or on the rotisserie, turning the spit regularly to ensure even cooking. The meat should be cooked until it becomes tender and slightly charred.
  8. Once the meat is cooked, remove it from the oven or rotisserie. Let it rest for a few minutes before slicing it thinly.
  9. To serve, warm up some flatbread or pita bread and place a generous amount of the cooked doner meat on top. You can also add sliced tomatoes, onions, and lettuce. Roll the bread and enjoy your homemade Turkish doner!

You can also get information from Wikipedia.