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Doner Kebab garlic sauce?

Ms.Susan Dec 17, 2007 05:26 PM


I was in the UK this fall and have an unbelievable craving for a doner kebab! The one I had in Broadstairs had an AMAZING garlic sauce, but it was not Tzaziki...
Does anyone have a recipe for the turkish garlic sauce I may have had?

My tummy will thank you!

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    JFores RE: Ms.Susan Dec 18, 2007 05:07 AM

    Probably toom/tum (pronounced TOOM.)

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      limster RE: JFores Dec 18, 2007 11:00 AM

      I though toom was Lebanese, not Turkish....

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        JFores RE: limster Dec 19, 2007 09:15 AM

        It is, but these places aren't exactly authentic.

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          chamois RE: limster Jul 21, 2008 05:14 PM

          The Lebanese have a very similar dish called "donair", so it would make sense that there would be some crossover in sauces.

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          BunnyOlesen RE: JFores Aug 24, 2012 02:51 PM

          I know this is old, but, since I'm reading this I assume other people do too.

          TOOM means GARLIC in Arabic. THAT'S IT.

          So it's probably not TOOM. My grandmother was Lebanese & I lived in Morocco and you ask for TOOM at the soukmarket and that is GARLIC.

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          Brit on a Trip RE: Ms.Susan Dec 18, 2007 01:42 PM

          Turkish doners would normally come with either a harissa based sauce or some variant on the hummus theme. Other than those, I'm unsure what it might have been,. Could you please try to describe what it looked/tasted like?

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            DietStartsTomorrow RE: Brit on a Trip Dec 19, 2007 03:12 AM

            Sounds like Ms Susan is talkign about the white sauce you get in kebab houses. My local one does a great one and when I asked the chef how he did it, he muttered something about mixing mayo with yogurt and garlic....Susan next time I go in I'll ask for exact recipe and if they give it, i'll post it..let me know I'm on the right lines with this one! There's also chilli sauce which comes with tomatoes, herbs and garlic as well....

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              Brit on a Trip RE: DietStartsTomorrow Dec 19, 2007 04:39 AM

              Assuming it is the "white sauce", I think you're right - sounds like maybe a standard aioli to which yogurt's been added. Bet it comes out of a big jar.

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                loobcom RE: Brit on a Trip Dec 19, 2007 12:44 PM

                Hardly 'rocket science' to make a similar sauce.

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                Ms.Susan RE: DietStartsTomorrow Nov 25, 2008 05:45 PM

                Either recipe woul be WONERFUL! I am STILL craving! lol! Thanks dietstartstomorrow!

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                BunnyOlesen RE: Brit on a Trip Aug 24, 2012 02:54 PM

                EEWW who wants mashed chickpeas on their Donar Kebab. Also, why is everybody talking about TURKISH Kebab anyway? She was in the UK so the Kebab experience was probably Asian/MidEast - not Turkish.

                Those Kebab sauces are creamy garlic & tumeric spiced yogart and/or mayonnaise. The color is similar to hummus - but it's not hummus

                ALSO I've NEVER seen a doner kebab come with a harissa based sauce, that is PIRI PIRI red and HOT.

                Doner Kebabs come with garlic sauce.

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                chamois RE: Ms.Susan Jul 21, 2008 05:42 PM

                I've been on a mission attempting to find that garlic sauce myself, after a trip to Ireland this spring. (I had morning sickness during the trip and doner kebabs with that garlic sauce was about the only thing I had any appetite for!) This is all I've found so far, I haven't yet had a chance to try any of the recipes.

                http://allrecipes.com/recipe/dashs-do... (below the meat recipe)
                http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Greek-Bu... (in the beginning of the instructions)

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                  zuriga1 RE: chamois Jul 22, 2008 01:15 AM

                  I have a very similar recipe but it also has buttermilk included. It's used for crab salads. One has to be careful with the amounts of garlic... it can get a bit nasty if there's too much.

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                    Ms.Susan RE: chamois Nov 25, 2008 05:47 PM

                    First one sounds about RIGHT! Thanks chamois!

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                    indojin RE: Ms.Susan Dec 30, 2011 05:15 AM

                    You can also try this yogurt garlic sauce which is often served with doner kebab. This one is healthy too as it does not have mayonnaise or oil


                    Some variations add a hint of basil or parsley to this sauce

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