Vegan Doner Kebab Recipe

Updated: Dec 1, 2020

I know vegan and doner kebab aren't usually words found in the same sentence, but following on from my seitan blog, here is one of our family favourite seitan recipes, vegan doner kebab....

The turmeric is there for colour, but as I am hurtling towards 51 years of age, and that turmeric is supposed to help reduce the risk and even treat Alzheimers, and inflammation generally, bring it on!

You could sub the tahini for vegetable oil if you prefer, and the browning doesn't effect the flavour at all, just makes it a bit darker and looks more like the real thing.

When it comes to the kneading of the dough, by hand is fine, but I chuck it in the bread maker for a few minutes, or you could use the dough hook of your mixer if you have one. It is important to knead before cooking though as this improves the texture of your end product.

Shop bought flatbreads are great, but homemade are much nicer, so easy to make and much more impressive. Have a look at my recipe here. You can just have them plain or add a few flavourings like garlic powder or chilli flakes.

Serve with salad, chillis, vegan garlic mayo and chilli sauce...delish!


1medium sized onion

1medium sized sweet potato, around 300g

8 cloves garlic

Small bunch fresh coriander

2 fresh chillies, green or red, as hot or mild as you like

2 tsp ground coriander

1tsp ground cumin

1tsp ground nutmeg

2tsp turmeric

1tsp onion powder

2 tbsp siracha sauce

1tbsp tahini (see notes above)

1/4 tsp gravy browning (optional)

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tbsp cider vinegar

Freshly ground black pepper

300g vital wheat gluten


Peel and roughly chop the sweet potato and the onion, place them in a steamer and cook for about 15 minutes or until tender. Keep the water from the steamer pan for later

Add everything except the gluten to the food processor

Add all the other ingredients into the food processor, apart from the gluten, and whizz up into tiny pieces. Add the sweet potato and cooked onion, along with 60ml of the cooking water and blitz until a coarse paste is achieved

Depending on how you plan to do your kneading, it's time to put the mix and the gluten into a mixing bowl, or add it to the bread maker. Knead away for a good 10 minutes. The mix should be quite stiff, but should be well combined and just look like bread dough really.

With your hands mould it into a loaf sort of shape and wrap tightly in tin foil, twisting the ends to make a cylinder. This is then placed in the steamer and cooked for 1/2 hours

Leave it to cool slightly when it's cooked, and thinly slice your Wheat Meat. Make sure you have all your side dishes ready....we use different flatbreads and wraps, vegan mayo with a little garlic in, spicy sauces and jalepenos and lots of salad.

All you need to do now is add a little oil to a large frying pan and batch fry the slices until slightly browned and hot. Add this to your sides and maybe enjoy a beer or too....job's a good un!


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