Helen’s Home Cooking Video and Recipe for Doner Kebab (Lamb)

We all love take away but it can be very expensive, making your own Doner Kebab allows you to have a treat without breaking the bank. Depending where you buy the ingredients it should work out around £1 to £1.50 per head.

This dish is best made over 24hrs.

Doner Kebab

Serves 4

Doner Kebab


  • 200g of Lamb Mince
  • 1 Lamb Leg Steak
  • ½tsp of Salt
  • ½tsp of Bicarb of soda (for tenderising)
  • 1tsp of Paprika (hot)
  • 1tsp of Onion Granules
  • 1tsp of Mixed Herbs or Oregano
  • 2-3tsp of Garlic Granules or 2 mushed cloves of Garlic
  • 2tsp of Ground Cumin Powder
  • ¼ of Chilli Flakes
  • ¼ of Black Pepper

For the Salad

  • Use a mixture of thinly sliced Lettuce, White Cabbage and Onion with chopped Tomatoes, just make a little at a time as it goes a long way.


  • Chilli Sauce or Salsa of your choice.


  1. Trim you leg steak of all fat and sinew.
  2. Put into a blender and blitz.
  3. Add all the other ingredients and blitz until smooth.
  4. Put into the fridge and leave overnight until needed.
  5. Remove from the fridge and allow to come to room temperature.
  6. Prepare your Salad.
  7. Split the meat into four portions.
  8. Roll each piece between two pieces of parchment until flat. I make these two at a time.
  9. Carefully peel back the top layers and place on two baking trays.
  10. In a pre heated oven 230°c, 450°f, gas mark 8, cook two at a time on the top two shelves of the oven for 4-5 minutes, swapping around half way through if your oven is not fan assisted.
  11. Remove from the oven and heat two large Pita breads in the oven for 1 minute.
  12. Cut your meat into strips.
  13. Carefully slice through the middle of your warmed Pita Bread and create your Doner masterpiece.
  14. Top with whichever Chilli sauce/Salsa you prefer.
  15. Repeat the process when making for four.

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3 replies »

  1. Appreciated the recipe Helen. It sounds lovely and I will try it. By “parchment” do you mean oven paper?

    I never buy donor kebabs because I hate the smell and taste of cumin (on or in anything).
    So if you’re like me, just leave out the cumin and Helen’s recipe will give you a lovely hot lamb supper

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