Fun Fact: The method of cooking meat on a skewer originates in prehistorical times, as long as a million years ago when early humans started cooking with fire.
Kebab is a Middle Eastern dish that shares its history with Eastern Mediterranean and South Asian cuisines. It is a dish consisting of meat, fish, or vegetables which are grilled or roasted on a skewer. From the Eastern Mediterranean, kebabs travelled to Central Asia and subsequently to the rest of the world. Today, numerous varieties of kebabs are enjoyed in their own way in different regions.
There are varieties of kebabs, among which shish or ‘doner’ is the most popular. The word doner means ‘rotating’, and the meat is grilled on a vertical rotating skewer. Kebabs can also be roasted inside a covered pit- this is called the koyun kebabi. The other varieties include orman (lamb meat), kabarma (meat wrapped in bread), and shish (grilled) kebab. The marination consists of lemon juice, olive oil, milk, yoghurt, onion juice, cinnamon, wild marjoram, tomato juice and other spices one uses.
Kebabs are recognised as an everyday cuisine in Eastern Mediterranean and South Asia. Kebabs is a flavoursome dish which is enjoyed by people all over the world.
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