15 min


15 min


Tantuni is a traditional Turkish street food consisting of thinly diced beef/lamb and the salad which is wrapped in a special bread known as lavash bread. Try this and you will forget Doner kebabs. It is somewhat spicy than doner kebabs.


  • 1 pound ‏Beef/ lamb, diced and boiled
  • 1 bunch ‏parsley / lettuce, finely chopped
  • 2 ‏onions, diced
  • 2 ‏tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ‏cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ‏red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ‏salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ‏ground red pepper
  • 7-8 ‏pita bread/ tortilla/ lavash bread
  • 4 tablespoons ‏oil


  1. Add oil in a pan along with the beef cubes. Stir on medium heat for 5 min.
  2. Add ground pepper and saute for 3-4 min. When the meat cubes starts sticking to the pan add a splash of water so that the meat remains tender and soft.
  3. Cover the pan and turn off the heat.
  4. Meanwhile mix onion, parsley, tomatoes, sumac, salt and red pepper flakes in a bowl and set it aside.
  5. Place a lavash bread on a dish.
  6. Add cooked meat in the bread along with the prepared salad.
  7. Wrap up the roll and transfer it to the serving plate.
  8. Repeat the above step in order to prepare the rest of the tantuni rolls.
  9. Before enjoying the wraps sprinkle the cumin and squeeze the lemon juice on the rolls.

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