Mushroom doner

Mushroom doner

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For the chilli sauce

  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp rose harissa
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • a good squeeze of lemon juice

For the onion

  • 1 onion, very thinly sliced into half moons
  • 2 level tsp white wine vinegar
  • 20g/¾oz flatleaf parsley, finely chopped

For the yoghurt sauce

  • 150g/5½oz plain yoghurt
  • 1 heaped tsp dried mint
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the ‘doner’

  • 500g/1lb 2oz oyster mushrooms, very thinly sliced lengthways
  • 2 tsp garlic oil
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2 heaped tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp celery salt
  • 3 tsp garlic granules
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 white pitta breads

For the garnish

  • ¼ small white cabbage, very finely shredded
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced cut into half moons
  • 4–6 pickled chillies, thinly sliced (optional)


Before starting this dish, be sure to preheat the oven to 180C/200C Fan/Gas 4.

  1. To make the chilli sauce, heat the chopped tomatoes, rose harissa, sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan over medium heat.

  2. Bring to a gentle boil and cook for 10 minutes.

    1. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

  3. You can blend the sauce until it’s smooth using a hand-blender if you like, or just leave it chunky.

  4. For the onion, mix together the onion slices, vinegar and parsley and set aside.

  5. To make the yoghurt sauce, mix the yoghurt with the dried mint, season with salt and pepper and set aside.

  6. Put the pittas in the oven to warm for 5 minutes.

  7. To make the ‘doner,’ heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and dry-fry for 2 minutes.

  8. Add the garlic oil, paprika, coriander, celery salt, garlic granules and black pepper and quickly coat the mushrooms.

  9. Add 3 tablespoons of water to the pan and stir-fry for 1 minute before removing from the heat.

  10. Split the warmed pitta pieces of bread. Spoon a little white cabbage into each pitta and add a little tomato and onion.

  11. Divide the mushrooms between the pittas, add a little more cabbage and tomato, then drizzle with the chilli and yoghurt sauces. Serve immediately, topped with the pickled chillies.

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