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Left to right: Chenjeh Kabab, Kabab Koobideh, Jujeh Kabab in an Afghan restaurant.
Left to right: Chenjeh Kabab, Kabab Koobideh, Jujeh Kabab in an Afghan restaurant.

Kebab (also transliterated as kabab, kebap, kabob, kibob, kebhav) refers to a variety of meat dishes in Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, African, Central Asian, and South Asian cuisines, consisting of grilled or broiled meats on a skewer or stick. The most common kebabs include lamb and beef, although others use goat, chicken, fish, or shellfish. Observant Muslims and Jews do not use pork for kebabs because of religious prohibition, but pork kebabs are common in India, especially in the state of Goa. Like other ethnic foods brought by immigrants and travelers, the kebab has become part of American and European cuisine. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 303 KB) Iranian kebab at an Afghani restaurant in Geneva, by Shahram Sharif, taken from http://www. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 303 KB) Iranian kebab at an Afghani restaurant in Geneva, by Shahram Sharif, taken from http://www. ... The term Middle Eastern cuisine refers to the various cuisines of the Middle East. ... External links Mediterranean cuisine guide and recipes Categories: Stub | Mediterranean cuisine ... The cuisine of Africa reflects indigenous traditions, as well as influences from Arabs, Europeans, and Asians. ... See also Kazakh cuisine Kyrgyz cuisine Tajik cuisine Turkmen cuisine Uzbekh cuisine Categories: | ... South Asian cuisine includes the cuisines of the South Asia. ... Food cooking on a charcoal grill Grilling is a form of cooking that involves direct heat. ... Wikibooks Cookbook has an article on Broiling Broiling (exclusive to American English) or grilling (elsewhere in the English speaking world) is a process of cooking food with high heat with the heat applied directly to the food, most commonly from above. ... An unweaned lamb Legs of lamb in a supermarket cabinet The terms lamb, hoggett or mutton are culinary names for the meat of a domestic sheep. ... For other uses, see Beef (disambiguation). ... This article is about the domestic species. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Fish (disambiguation). ... Cooked mussels Shellfish is a term used to describe shelled molluscs and crustaceans used as food. ... For other uses, see Pork (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Goa (disambiguation). ...

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Etymology

Beef kebabs, before they are grilled
Beef kebabs, before they are grilled

The word kabab (کباب) is ultimately from Arabic or Persian[1][2] but originally meant fried meat, not grilled meat.[3] The Arabic word possibly derives from Aramaic kabbābā, which probably has its origins in Akkadian kabābu meaning "to burn, char".[4] In the 14th century dictionary Lisan al'Arab, kebab is defined to be synonymous with tabahajah, a Persian word for a dish of fried meat pieces. The Persian word was considered more high-toned in the medieval period, and as a result, kebab was used infrequently in Arabic books of that time. Only in the Turkish period, with the appearance of the phrase shish kebab, did kebab gain its current meaning, whereas earlier shiwa` شواء had been the Arabic word for grilled meat. However, kebab still retains its original meaning in the names for stew-like dishes such as tas kebab (bowl kebab).[3] Similarly, "kebab halla" is an Egyptian dish of stewed beef and onions. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Arabic redirects here. ... Farsi redirects here. ... Plantains frying in vegetable oil. ... Aramaic is a group of Semitic languages with a 3,000-year history. ... Akkadian (lišānum akkadÄ«tum) was a Semitic language (part of the greater Afro-Asiatic language family) spoken in ancient Mesopotamia, particularly by the Assyrians and Babylonians. ... This 14th-century statue from south India depicts the gods Shiva (on the left) and Uma (on the right). ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ...


Shish kebab

Shish kebab (lamb, tomato, bell pepper, onion)
Shish kebab (lamb, tomato, bell pepper, onion)

Shish kebab (Turkish: şiş kebabı) is a dish consisting of small cubes of meat threaded on a skewer (şiş in Turkish) that are grilled or roasted. Any kind of meat may be used, and fruit or vegetables are often placed on the skewer as well. Typical vegetables include eggplant, tomato, bell pepper, onions, pickles and mushrooms. Small slices of toasted bread (usually sourdough, but other breads can be used as well) are also sometimes put onto the kebab stick with the meats and vegetables. The phrase literally means 'skewered grilled-meat' in Turkish.[5] In Greece and Cyprus, essentially the same dish is called souvlaki and in Serbia vesalica "raznjici". Grilled beef satay A skewer is a thin metal or wood stick used to hold small pieces of food together while grilling. ... Food cooking on a charcoal grill Grilling is a form of cooking that involves direct heat. ... “Roast” redirects here. ... Aubergine redirects here. ... For other uses, see Tomato (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Capsicum annuum L. For green peppercorns, see Black pepper. ... For other uses, see Onion (disambiguation). ... Look up pickle in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Mushroom (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Bread (disambiguation). ... Sourdough starter made with flour and water refreshed for 3 or more days Sourdough (or, more formally, natural leaven or levain) refers to the process of leavening bread by capturing wild yeasts in a dough or batter, as opposed to using a domestic, purpose-cultured yeast such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae. ... Grilled beef satay A skewer is a thin metal or wood stick used to hold small pieces of food together while grilling. ... Souvlaki (Greek: Σουβλάκι) is a popular Greek fast food consisting of small pieces of meat and sometimes vegetables grilled on a skewer. ...


In most dialects of North American English, the word kebab usually refers to shish kebab.[6][3] The phrase is essentially Turkish in origin, and tradition has it that the dish was invented by medieval Turkic soldiers who used their swords to grill meat over open-field fires.[7] However, some authorities contend that the dish has been native to the Near East since ancient times.[3] Indeed, there exist pictures of Byzantine Greeks preparing shish kebabs, and a food described in Homer's Odyssey also bears a close resemblance.[7] The origin of shish kebab may lie in the short supply of cooking fuel in the Near East, which made the cooking of large foods difficult, while urban economies made it easy to obtain small cuts of meat at a butcher's shop.[3] This article is about the various peoples speaking one of the Turkic languages. ... Inhabitants of the Near East, late nineteenth century. ... Byzantine Greeks or Byzantines, is a conventional term used by modern historians to refer to the medieval Greek or Hellenized citizens of the Byzantine Empire, centered mainly in Constantinople, southern Balkans, the Greek islands, the coasts of Asia Minor (modern Turkey) and the large urban centres of Near East and... This article is about the Greek poet Homer and the works attributed to him. ... This article is about Homers epic poem. ...


Ibn Battuta records that shish kebab was served in the royal houses of India since at least the Sultanate period, and even commoners would enjoy it for breakfast with naan.[8] It has been suggested that Travelling route of Ibn Batuta be merged into this article or section. ... The Delhi Sultanate (دلی سلطنت), or Sulthanath-e-Hind (سلطنتِ ہند) / Sulthanath-e-Dilli (سلطنتِ دلی) refers to the various Muslim dynasties that ruled in India from 1210 to 1526. ... A bakery near Kabul, Afghanistan Naan (Hindi: नान, Urdu/Persian: نان, IPA [nɑn]) is a round flatbread made of white flour. ...


In Andalusia, a variant of the shish kebab, known as Pinchos Morunos or Moorish sticks, is very popular, usually eaten during summer barbecues. These are usually made of pork or chicken meat. In the town of Melilla, beef meat is generally used. For other uses, see Andalusia (disambiguation). ... A barbecue on a trailer at a block party in Kansas City. ... Capital Official language(s) Spanish Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked  20 km²   Population  â€“ Total (2006)  â€“ % of Spain  â€“ Density Ranked  66,871    3,343. ... For other uses, see Beef (disambiguation). ...


Recently, shish kebabs have been making their way into American barbecue. In Louisiana, for example, brochette, the French version of shish kebab, is also cooked at the barbecue because the barbecue style of the state is influenced by Cajun cuisine, which in turn was influenced by French cuisine, a major branch of Mediterranean cuisine. This article is about the U.S. State. ... In cooking, en brochette refers to food cooked, and sometimes served, on brochettes, or skewers. ... Cajun cuisine originates from the French-speaking Acadian or Cajun immigrants deported by the British from Acadia in Canada to the Acadiana region of Louisiana, USA. It is what could be called a rustic cuisine — locally available ingredients predominate, and preparation is simple. ... A pot of coq au vin, a well-known French dish French cuisine is a style of cooking derived from the nation of France. ... External links Mediterranean cuisine guide and recipes Categories: Stub | Mediterranean cuisine ...


Döner kebab

İskender kebap, the original döner kebab invented in Bursa, Turkey.
İskender kebap, the original döner kebab invented in Bursa, Turkey.
Main article: Döner kebab

Döner kebab, literally "rotating meat" in Turkish, is sliced lamb or chicken loaf which is slowly roasted on a vertical rotating spit. It is similar to gyros, shawarma and Taco al pastor. Döner kebab is most popularly served in pita bread, as it is best known, with salad, but is also served in a dish with a salad and bread or French fries on the side, or used for Turkish pizzas called pide or "kebabpizza". Take-out döner kebab or shawarma restaurants are common in some parts of Europe. Döner kebab is said to be the best-selling fast food in Germany, Poland and Romania as well as being popular in Austria, the UK, France, Spain, The Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Canada, Ireland and Australia. Take-out gyros are popular in the United States, where beef and lamb are typically used; shawarma is available in ethnic neighborhoods, but döner kebab is mostly unknown outside of large cities like New York City.[citation needed] Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Iskender kebap with yogurt Ä°skender kebap is one of the most famous meat foods of Northwestern Turkey and takes its name from its inventor, Ä°skender Efendi, who lived in Bursa in the late 19th century. ... The döner meat is being sliced from a rotating spit. ... For other uses, see Bursa (disambiguation). ... The döner meat is being sliced from a rotating spit. ... A vertical rotisserie cooking kebab For the fantasy sports game, see Rotisserie sports It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Spit (cooking aide). ... This article is about the food dish. ... Shawarma Shawarma (Arabic: ‎ or ‎, also spelled Chawarma, Shwarma, Shuarma, Shawerma, Shoarma or Shaorma) is a Middle Eastern-style sandwich usually composed of shaved lamb, goat, or chicken. ... For other uses, see Taco (Disambiguation) Tacos al pastor Plate of tacos A taco is a traditional Mexican dish comprising a rolled or folded, pliable tortilla (of either maize or wheat flour) filled with meat (generally grilled beef, pork, or variety meats such as tongue or brains), chili-based salsa... For other uses, see Pita (disambiguation). ... French fries in a bowl. ... Take-out, carry-out ( in American English ) or take-away ( in British English ) is food purchased at a restaurant but eaten elsewhere. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


In the UK kebabs (or Döner meat and chips) are most popularly eaten after a night out, representing a large part of British clubbing culture; and many kebab shops (and vans) will do their main business in the hours around closing time for local pubs and clubs. [9]The same applies for The Netherlands, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Scandinavia. It is therefore not uncommon to find similar late-night kebab vending shops in holiday-clubbing destinations such as Ibiza, to accommodate for the British culture. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent...


Chelow kabab

(Persian: چلوکباب) is a national dish of Iran. The meal is simple, consisting of steamed, saffroned basmati or Persian rice (chelow) and kabab, of which there are several distinct Persian varieties. This dish is served everywhere throughout Iran today, but traditionally was most closely associated with the northern part of the country. Farsi redirects here. ... A national dish is a dish, food or a drink that represents a particular country, nation or region. ... Binomial name Crocus sativus L. Saffron (IPA: ) is a spice derived from the flower of the saffron crocus (Crocus sativus), a species of crocus in the family Iridaceae. ... Brown basmati rice Basmati (Hindi: , IAST: , Urdu: ) is a variety of long grain rice, famous for its fragrance and delicate flavour. ... For other uses, see Rice (disambiguation). ... Safavid era painting kept at The Grand Shah Abbas Caravanserai Hotel in Isfahan. ...


It is served with the basic Iranian meal accompaniments, in addition to grilled tomatoes on the side of the rice, and butter on top of the rice. It is an old northern tradition (probably originating in Tehran) that a raw egg yolk should be placed on top of the rice as well, though this is strictly optional, and most restaurants will not serve the rice this way unless it is specifically requested. Somagh (powdered sumac) is also made available, and if desired, only a dash should be sprinkled upon the rice. The cuisine of Iran is diverse, with each province featuring dishes, as well as culinary traditions and styles, distinct to their regions. ... For other uses, see Tehran (disambiguation). ... Species About 250 species; see text Rhus is a genus approximately 250 species of woody shrubs and small trees in the family Anacardiaceae. ...


In the old bazaar tradition, the rice (which is covered with a tin lid) and accompaniments are served first, immediately followed by the kababs, which are brought to the table by the waiter, who holds several skewers in his left hand, and a piece of flat bread (typically nan-e lavash) in his right. A skewer is placed directly on the rice and while holding the kabab down on the rice with the bread, the skewer is quickly pulled out. With the two most common kababs, barg and koobideh, two skewers are always served. In general, bazaar kabab restaurants only serve these two varieties, though there are exceptions. The Grand Timcheh of Qoms Bazaar. ... Kabab Barg is a Persian style barbecued lamb or beef. ... Persian ground beef (usually sirloin), often mixed with parsley and chopped onions. ...


The traditional beverage of choice to accompany chelow kabab is doogh, a Persian sour yogurt drink, flavored with salt and mint, and sometimes made with carbonated mineral water. Yoghurt Yoghurt or yogurt, less commonly yoghourt or yogourt, is a dairy product produced by bacterial fermentation of milk. ...


Kathi kebab

Cooked in a tandoor, this is one of the most famous tandoori dishes, besides tandoori chicken, which has made tandoori cuisine famous worldwide. Made with beef, chicken or lamb meat,it is mostly prepared with a mix of spices, and cooked in a tandoor with skewers. The radiant heat from the tandoor slowly cooks the meat and due to the lack of direct heat from the fire, the juices remain inside while adding flavour, keeping the meat's moisture intact. It is usually served with rice, or a variety of Indian breads, along with onions and mint sauce.


Kebab variants

This is a list of kebab variants around the world. ...

Similar dishes

Anticuchos (Andean States), Brochette (French), Ćevapi (Balkans), Pinchitos (Spanish), Espetada (Portuguese), Espetinho (Brazilian), mtsvadi (მწვადი -Georgian), Souvlaki (Σουβλάκι- Greek), Kebakko (Finland), Satay (Southeast Asia), Shashlik (Russian), Yakitori (Japanese), Rablóhús (Hungarian), Frigărui (Romania), Spiedies (New York State), Spiedino (Italian cuisine), Suya (Nigeria), Kkochi (Cuisine of Korea), Sosatie (Cuisine of South Africa), Kawap (Uygur), Chuanr (Chinese). Anticuchos Anticuchos (singular anticucho) are a popular Peruvian dish consisting of small pieces of skewered meat. ... The Andean States are nations in South America that contain portions of—or border—the Andes mountain range. ... In cooking, en brochette refers to food cooked, and sometimes served, on brochettes, or skewers. ... Ćevapčići (formal diminutive) or Ćevapi (pronounced ) in some parts, is a South Slavic dish of grilled minced meat, found in the countries of the Former Yugoslavia. ... Balkan redirects here. ... Pinchitos or Pinchos Morunos is a dish typical from Andalusia, consisting of small cubes of meat threaded on a skewer (or pincho, in Spanish) that are grilled or barbecued. ... The espetada (plural: espetadas) is a typical Portuguese dish made of large chunks of beef rubbed in garlic and salt, skewered onto a bay leaf stick and left to grill over smouldering wood chips. ... 1. ... Souvlaki (Greek: Σουβλάκι) is a popular Greek fast food consisting of small pieces of meat and sometimes vegetables grilled on a skewer. ... Kebakko is a kind of ready-made meal in Finland. ... Grilled beef satay. ... 1. ... Yakitori being cooked Yakitori (焼き鳥, やきとり), lit. ... There are many views of what is fundamental to Japanese cuisine. ... Frigărui (singular: frigăruie) is a dish that only Louie DeMarco eats becasue he is the leader of the Cult of Cod Romanian dish consisting of small pieces of meat (usually pork, beef, mutton, lamb or chicken) grilled on a stick. ... Romanian cuisine is diverse, blending the dishes of several traditions which it came into contact with, as well as maintaining its own character. ... The spiedie (pronounced speedy) is a dish local to the area of Broome County, New York, and is a variant of the shish kebab. ... Italian cuisine as a national cuisine known today has evolved through centuries of social and political change. ... Suya is a shish kebab like food popular in West Africa particularly Nigeria. ... Korean cuisine is the traditional food of Korea. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Cookery practised by indigenous people of South Africa such as the Khoisan and Xhosa- and Sotho-speaking people Settler cookery introduced during the colonial period by people of Afrikaner and British descent and their slaves and servants - this includes the cuisine of the Cape Malay people, which has many characteristics... Chuanr (串儿) originated in the Xinjiang (æ–°ç–†) province of China and in recent years has been disseminated throughout the rest of that country, most notably in Beijing. ... Uyghurs (also called Uighurs, Uygurs, or Uigurs) (Chinese: 維吾爾 or 维吾尔 in pinyin: wéiwúěr) are a Turkic ethnic group of people living in northwestern China (mainly in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, where they are the dominant ethnic group together with Han people), Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. ... Chuanr (串儿) originated in the Xinjiang (æ–°ç–†) province of China and in recent years has been disseminated throughout the rest of that country, most notably in Beijing. ...


References

  1. ^ kebab. Merriam-Webster Online. Retrieved on 2007-04-23.
  2. ^ kebab definition. Encarta World English Dictionary [North American Edition]. Microsoft Corporation. Retrieved on 2007-04-25.
  3. ^ a b c d e Davidson, Alan (1999). Oxford Companion to Food. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 429. 
  4. ^ Semitic roots of kbb. The American Heritage Dictionary. Retrieved on 2008-03-16.
  5. ^ Merriam-Webster Online - Shish kebab
  6. ^ (2001) in Prosper Montagne: Larousse Gastronomique. New York: Clarkson Potter, 646. ISBN 0-609-60971-8. 
  7. ^ a b Wright, Clifford A. (1999). A Mediterranean Feast. New York: William Morrow, 333. 
  8. ^ Achaya, K. T. (1998). A Historical Dictionary of Indian Food. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 115. 
  9. ^ Guardian Health - Kebab anyone?

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Kebab (983 words)
Kebab ('''kebap''' in Turkish, '''kabab''' in Iran, India and Pakistan, '''Kabab''' or '''كباب''' in Arabic, also spelled '''kebob''', '''kabob''') means "grilled (or broiled) meat" in Persian and Turkish.
Döner kebab is popularly best known served in pita bread with salad but is also served on a dish with a salad and bread or French fries on the side or used on Turkish pizzas called ''pide'' or "kebabpizza".
Shish kebab (''şiş kebap'' in Turkish) is a wooden or metal stick (a skewer) with small cubes of any kind of meat, fowl, fish, fruit, or vegetable (usually a combination) that is roasted on a grill.
Kebab - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (983 words)
Kebab is usually made of lamb and beef, although chicken and fish can be used for some styles.
Döner kebab, literally "rotating meat" in Turkish, is a sliced lamb or chicken loaf slowly roasted on a vertical rotating spit.
Shish kebab (şiş kebap in Turkish) is a wooden or metal stick (a skewer) with small cubes of any kind of meat, fowl, fish, fruit, or vegetable (usually a combination) that is roasted on a grill.
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