Doner Lamb Kebabs


  • 200g lean lamb leg steaks (probably 2 steaks)
  • 200g lean minced lamb
  • ½ medium onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp flaked sea salt
  • 1 tsp plain flour
  • 4 white or wholemeal pitta breads (each about 60g)


  1. Trim the lamb steaks, removing any visible fat, and cut them into 3cm chunks. Put the lamb mince and steaks in a food processor with the onion, coriander, cumin, salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper. Blitz until as smooth as possible.
  2. Divide the mince mixture into 4 balls. Cut a 60cm sheet of cling film and dust with ¼ teaspoon of sifted flour. Place a lamb portion on half of the film and fold the rest of the cling film over to cover it completely. Use a rolling pin to roll the kebab mixture thinly – about 5mm is just about right. Leave it inside the cling film. Do the same with the remaining portions of lamb.
  3. Put the pitta breads on a baking tray and place them under a preheated medium grill – not too close – for 1–2 minutes on each side until hot. Keep warm. Mist a large non-stick frying pan with oil and place over a medium-high heat.
  4. Lift the cling film off the top of a portion of lamb. Peel off the backing film and, holding the lamb on a spatula or over your hand, very gently and carefully place it in the hot frying pan. Do the same with a second piece of flattened lamb and fry both for about 1 minute on each side until lightly browned and cooked through. Flatten the lamb into the hot pan by pressing it with a spatula as the meat cooks. Put the lamb on a warmed plate and cook the other 2 portions.
  5. Put the warmed pittas on a board and cut them open along one side, then fill with salad and the hot lamb. Spoon over the garlic sauce and chilli sauce too, if you like. Add a couple of pickled chillies for extra authenticity and serve!

Serves: 4 (361 calories/portion)


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