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Kebab (كباب, also kebap) is a wide variety of meat dishes originating in Iran, and now found worldwide. In Turkey most popular kebabs are shish kebab which is served on the skewer or döner kebab served wrapped in bread with a salad and a dressing. Typical vegetables include eggplant, tomato, bell pepper, onions, and mushrooms.

The traditional meat for kebab is lamb, but depending on local tastes and taboos, it may now be beef, goat, chicken, pork; fish and seafood; or even vegetarian foods like falafel or tofu. Like other ethnic foods brought by travelers, the kebab has become part of everyday cuisine in multicultural countries around the globe.

In Iran kebab includes grilled, roasted, and stewed dishes of large or small cuts of meat, or even ground meat; it may be served on plates, in sandwiches, or in bowls. Other variations of kebab are Kathi, Kakori, Chapli, Burrah Galouti and Kalmi.

In Afghanistan the main varieties include kabob e chopan, chapli kabob, teka kabob, and shaami kabob.


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