The not-so-dirty doner kebab


Kebabs and guilt seem to go hand-in-hand as their reputation as end-of-the-night, greasy drunk food proves difficult to shake, but it's not all bad. There's salad and pitta bread, and as long as you don't go overboard on the sauces a kebab has got more going for it in the health stakes than a lot of takeaway options, especially if you opt for a chicken shish kebab, which is high in protein and is lower in fat than a doner kebab. 

The average lamb doner kebab comes in at around 2,000 calories and contains a hell of a lot of salt and fat. Plus, a Which? survey in 2014 found that many of the lamb doners they tested actually contained random bits of other meat, so we reckon staying clear of the kebab shop on a night out is a wise move. Instead, give our homemade doner kebab a go - it looks more difficult than it actually is as the food processor does most of the work.

Yields2 Servings
Nutrition Facts

Servings 2


Amount Per Serving
Calories 579
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 38.8g13%
Protein 36.7g74%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

For the doner meat
 175 g lamb mince
 175 g diced lamb leg
 ½ tsp garlic powder
 ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
 2 tsp ground cumin
 1 tsp ground paprika
 1 tsp onion powder
 1 tsp dried oregano
 ½ tsp dried chilli flakes
 1 pinch salt and black pepper
To serve
 2 wholemeal tortilla wraps
 50 g iceberg lettuce
 50 g cucumber
 2 tomatoes
 ½ red onion
Equipment needed
 A food processor
 A rolling pin
 2 large baking trays
 Greaseproof paper
 A pizza cutter
1

Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 9 or 240/220C 

2

Add all the ingredients for the doner meat to a food processor and blitz until the lamb is a smooth consistency.

3

Divide the mixture into two balls and then put each ball onto a sheet of greaseproof paper. Cover with another sheet of greaseproof paper and use your rolling pin to roll it out until the mixture is very thin and even.

4

Remove the top sheet of paper, place on to baking trays and cook in the oven for 3 to 4 minutes. Peel away the paper and turn over and brown the other side for 1 minute.

5

Leave the lamb to rest while you prepare the salad and warm the tortillas according to the instructions on the packet.

6

Using the pizza cutter, slice the lamb into strips. Serve on a warmed tortilla and top with salad. 

7

The only thing left to do is to choose your sauce, whether it's mint and yoghurt, sweet chilli, a squeeze of lemon or BBQ sauce, the list is endless - just be careful that you don't load your kebab with more calories in sauce than the rest of the meal. 

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Ingredients

For the doner meat
 175 g lamb mince
 175 g diced lamb leg
 ½ tsp garlic powder
 ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
 2 tsp ground cumin
 1 tsp ground paprika
 1 tsp onion powder
 1 tsp dried oregano
 ½ tsp dried chilli flakes
 1 pinch salt and black pepper
To serve
 2 wholemeal tortilla wraps
 50 g iceberg lettuce
 50 g cucumber
 2 tomatoes
 ½ red onion
Equipment needed
 A food processor
 A rolling pin
 2 large baking trays
 Greaseproof paper
 A pizza cutter

Directions

1

Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 9 or 240/220C 

2

Add all the ingredients for the doner meat to a food processor and blitz until the lamb is a smooth consistency.

3

Divide the mixture into two balls and then put each ball onto a sheet of greaseproof paper. Cover with another sheet of greaseproof paper and use your rolling pin to roll it out until the mixture is very thin and even.

4

Remove the top sheet of paper, place on to baking trays and cook in the oven for 3 to 4 minutes. Peel away the paper and turn over and brown the other side for 1 minute.

5

Leave the lamb to rest while you prepare the salad and warm the tortillas according to the instructions on the packet.

6

Using the pizza cutter, slice the lamb into strips. Serve on a warmed tortilla and top with salad. 

7

The only thing left to do is to choose your sauce, whether it's mint and yoghurt, sweet chilli, a squeeze of lemon or BBQ sauce, the list is endless - just be careful that you don't load your kebab with more calories in sauce than the rest of the meal. 

The not-so-dirty doner kebab

Nadine Taylor
nadine.taylor@thrivetribe.co.uk
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