It is believed that the name of this kebab took after it's inventor İskender Efendi, who lived in Bursa in the late 19th century, but there is also another theory that it was named after Alexander the Great (Iskender in Persian language and Sikandar in Urdu).
It is bit similar to doner kebab with thinner and wider meat strips prepared vertically and served with yogurt and sauce, where as doner kebab is smaller piece of meat prepared horizontally. It is tasty, tender, crispy slivers of vertically roasted meat served with loaf of soft, flat bread called pide or pita bread with melted goat butter and tomato sauce and plain yogurt whipped into creamy texture. Best way to make sauce for this is cook ground tomatoes in goat butter and add some melted goat butter when serving. In my house we love our food a bit more spicier then normal so i made two portions separately, one portion i made was with original recipe and it was delicious and tried second portion with bit of Indian and Pakistani touch and just added lemon and roast masala to the marination and believe me it was yummy. Today i am going to share the Iskender kebab with Indian / Pakistani touch and hope you will love my spicy recipe of Iskender kebab.