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Iskender Kebab

Rated as 3.89 out of 5 Stars
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"I tried this dish at a Turkish restaurant in London and was amazed by its delicious taste! I later found out that this dish was named after Alexander the Great, whom the Persians called 'Iskender.' Apparently it was his favourite food."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 667
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Arrange pita bread on a baking sheet, and lightly toast in the oven. Cut pita bread into bite-size pieces, and keep warm.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the chicken, onion, and garlic, and cook until chicken juices run clear. Mix in tomato puree. Season with cumin, salt, and pepper. Continue cooking 10 minutes.
  3. Arrange pita pieces in a serving dish. Drizzle with butter, and top with the chicken mixture. Garnish with yogurt and parsley to serve.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 667 calories; 36.2 48.6 37.3 144 886 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

You can also try this recipe with very thinly cut beef slices or minced meat. For the best taste, real butter could be used. Another suggestion could be to add some garlic paste to the yoghurt....

Most helpful critical review

The actual Iskendar Kebabs are served over a bed of rice and the original recipe does not use Chicken but thin slices of mutton. Slices of meat are placed over boiled rice flavored with coriande...

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The actual Iskendar Kebabs are served over a bed of rice and the original recipe does not use Chicken but thin slices of mutton. Slices of meat are placed over boiled rice flavored with coriande...

You can also try this recipe with very thinly cut beef slices or minced meat. For the best taste, real butter could be used. Another suggestion could be to add some garlic paste to the yoghurt....

As someone from the plae of the original recepie of Iskender Kebap, I liked the idea how it is twisted for making it at home. The common points with the original is the Tomato sauce, the yogurt ...

I have lived in Turkey for several years and Iskender Kebab is great. The why it is served in Turkey is on pide and is made with thin slices of doner which can be lamb or a mixture of lamb and ...

I tried this last night. I would agree with the previous comments, use lots of cumin for flavour. Also, I used some chopped tomatoes from a tin along with the tomato puree for extra moisture. Do...

I was happy to see this recipe. Actually the original Iskender Kebab was made famous by Iskender Efendi who has two of the most famous restaurants in Turkey, located in Bursa- they use toasted p...

Good recipe.

altogether I thought this was pretty good. We used quite a bit of cumin and served with pitas and homemade hummus.

Deliciously simple and tasty! My husband loves making this dish as it's very straight forward... I highly recommend it!