Are you looking for the perfect, authentic doner kebab spice blend? Making doner kebab at home is simple, but finding an authentic spice mix can be difficult. I experimented with a variety of ready-made doner seasonings and doner kebab spice recipes.
It took some time, but I've finally perfected the doner kebab spice blend that smells and tastes exactly like the seasoning from the Doner Kebab shacks in Germany.
What is Doner Kebab in Germany?
Doner kebab is a German-Turkish sandwich that has become one of Germany's most popular fast foods. Meat is cooked on a rotating skewer before being sliced and served in a bread pocket or rolled up in a kind of Turkish tortilla with vegetables and delicious sauces.
Ingredients & Substitutes
This döner spice blend calls for quite a few ingredients. But most of them are easy to get in every supermarket. The spice mix is not only amazing as a seasoning but also makes delicious dips and dressings. So don't be afraid to make a large batch.
- paprika powder
- black coarse pepper
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- ground coriander
- ground cumin
- Pul Biber or 1 tsp. chili powder
- smoked paprika powder, optional
- marjoram, optional
- summer savory, optional
- cayenne pepper, optional
See recipe card for quantities.
It could not be simpler to make this spice blend. You only need to add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix them well.
How To Use This Spice Blend
Seasoning - Sprinkle the doner spice on top of your doner sandwich or other meat or vegetable dishes. This will add a fragrant, slightly spicy flavor boost.
Marinade - This doner seasoning can also be used as a spice blend for your doner or other meat marinade. Just mix 2 tablespoons of the spice blend with ¾ of a cup of Greek yogurt. The result is just divine!
Dressing - Need a quick and flavorful dip or dressing? This Doner spice blend is the perfect seasoning. For a dressing, mix about half of a cup of Greek yogurt with half of a cup of buttermilk and 2 tablespoons of the spice mix. For a dip, mix the doner seasoning with cream cheese, Greek yogurt, mayo, or sour cream to your taste.
Only a few kitchen tools are necessary to make this spice blend.
- table spoon
- small bowl to mix
- glass jar with lid
This spice blend can be stored in a jar with lid for several months up to a year.
I love giving this spice blend as a gift in a cute jar. It's the ideal hostess gift to bring along when you're invited. If you have a German friend who enjoys doner kebab, this will be a very special gift.
Doner Kebab Seasoning Blend - Doner Spice Mix
- 1 tbsp. salt
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 4 tbsp. paprika powder
- 1 tbsp. black coarse pepper
- 1 tbsp. garlic powder
- 1 tbsp. onion powder
- 1 tbsp. ground coriander
- ½ tbsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. thyme
- 1 tbsp. oregano
- 1 tbsp. Pul Biber or 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. smoked paprika powder optional
- 1 tbsp. marjoram optional
- ½ tbsp. summer savory optional
- 1 tbsp. cayenne pepper optional
- Add all spices to a bowl and mix well.
- Fill into an airtight glass container.