Iskender Kebab12 Reviews
- Prep: 15 min
- Cook: 15 min
- Ready In: 30 min
“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.” - by GATOULA
Original recipe yields 4 servings
- 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.
- 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.
- Arrange pita pieces in a serving dish. Drizzle with butter, and top with the chicken mixture. Garnish with yogurt and parsley to serve.
Amount Per Serving (4 total)
- 667 cal
- 36.2 g
- 48.6 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (12)Rate This Recipe
"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 coriander. A l..." See moreayer of bread is placed on top of the meat cooked in tomatoes. The final layer is of fresh yogurt, so much so that it soaks the bread layer. Sprinkled with paprika and coriander for garnishing. "
"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. The n..." See moreame is not coming from Alexander the Great, but from the name of the cook who invented and made this dish famous decades ago. His name was "Iskender" and he was from the city of Bursa. Cheers"
"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. Dont use..." See more too much yogurt. Also, I added some fresh chopped mint leaves for garnish."
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