Explore all my favourite kebab shop fakeaway recipes, and make an entire feast, of kebabs, sides and sauces and keep your takeaway bills in check!
Takeaway kebabs and more
We love a kebab shop treat! The smell of roasting meat and spices is a happy reminder of holidays in the sun, and a trip to the Turkish kebab house feels like a little taste of sunshine.
But I also like to eat my food fresh from the stove and served on a proper plate. This means that we often like to make our favourite kebab shop recipes at home.
It’s good to enjoy all those wonderful recipes and to know at the same time that you didn’t add too much salt or sugar. If anyone in the home allergies, it’s especially reassuring to keep control over what you eat.
So while it’s great to let someone else do the cooking occasionally, I think it’s well worth learning to make your favourite takeaway kebab recipes (or ‘fakeaway kebabs’). It keeps the cost down and means you can afford to enjoy them more often too.
That’s why I have collected my favourite takeaway style kebab recipes and more, ready for you to explore. Happy cooking!
Why make kebab shop meals at home?
- It’s affordable
- The food is fresher to the plate
- You can tweak the recipe to suit your taste
- You control what’s in your food
Takeaway kebab recipes
The core of the kebab shop meal, aromatic and irresistible.
Shish kebab recipes
Shish kebabs are made with marinated chunks of meat cooked on a skewer. They are very easy to make, and very adaptable.
Usually the marinade contains lemon juice and spices, often with yogurt to create a visible coating. It both flavours and tenderises the meat, giving you delicious, juicy results every time. Spice it up or tone it down to suit your taste.
Kofta kebab recipes
Kofta kebabs are usually made from flavoured ground meat which is shaped round the skewers. The word kofta means a meatball. Squeezing them onto skewers allows them to be cooked over a barbecue or open fire, though I like to cook them in the oven.
You may also know kofta kebabs as seekh kebabs, the version native to Northern India, Afghanistan and Pakistan where they may be cooked in a tandoor oven.
More kebab recipes
These kebabs use a different spice palate but are every bit as good. Whether it’s Southern or East Asian food that you love, experiment with these irresistable skewers.
Kebab shop side dishes
Get the trimmings for all your kebab shop recipes right, for an authentic experience! These are my favourites for kebab night feast in front of your favourite TV box set.Put your feet up and indulge.
Kebab shop sauce recipes
Easy recipes for your favourite takeaway kebab shop treats. Whether you want to spice things up or cool down, these sauces are the finishing touch!
If you barbecue regularly, whip up a jar of your own kebab spice mix to make the quickest and easiest marinades for all your takeaway style kebab recipes.