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Turkish Delight: Savory Iskender Kebab Extravaganza

Iskender Kebab

About the Dish:

Iskender Kebab is a traditional Turkish dish that consists of thinly sliced grilled lamb or beef, served on a bed of pita bread and topped with a rich tomato sauce and melted butter. The dish is typically garnished with yogurt and served with a side of grilled vegetables. Iskender Kebab is a flavorful and satisfying meal that combines tender meat with tangy tomato sauce and creamy yogurt. It is a popular dish in Turkey and is enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 24g
Saturated Fat 9g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 87mg
Sodium 943mg
Total Carbohydrates 34g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 6g
Protein 33g


Ingredient Quantity
Thinly sliced lamb or beef 500g
Pita bread 4 pieces
Tomatoes 4
Butter 100g
Yogurt 1 cup
Onion 1
Green bell pepper 1
Red bell pepper 1
Olive oil 2 tablespoons
Paprika 1 teaspoon
Salt 1 teaspoon
Black pepper 1/2 teaspoon

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Preheat your grill or broiler. Thinly slice the lamb or beef and season it with salt, black pepper, and paprika. Brush each side of the pita bread with olive oil.
  • Step 2: Place the seasoned meat on the grill or broiler and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until it is cooked to your desired level of doneness. Remove the meat from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes.
  • Step 3: While the meat is resting, prepare the tomato sauce. Dice the tomatoes and finely chop the onion. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan over medium heat and sauté the onion until it becomes translucent. Add the diced tomatoes to the pan and cook until they start to soften. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Step 4: In a separate small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Once melted, set it aside.
  • Step 5: Slice the grilled meat into thin strips. Place a piece of pita bread on each serving plate and arrange the meat strips on top. Pour the tomato sauce over the meat and then drizzle the melted butter on top. Garnish with yogurt and serve with grilled vegetables on the side.

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