London, June 14 (ANI): A one-tonne doner kebab made up of seven cows has broken the Guinness world record for the largest doner kebab ever made.
The kebab weighing in at an incredible 1,198kg and measuring 2.5m, had to be prepared by 10 cooks, the Daily Mail reported.
A Guinness official confirmed its place in the record books after measuring it when the kebab went on display in the Turkish capital of Ankara.
It smashed the previous record of 468kg that was held by a kebab in Dubai.
The cooks later cut the doner into pieces on a special scaffolding set up near the kebab to prepare sandwiches for the waiting spectators.
Doner kebabs is a traditional Turkish dish made up of roasted meat cooked on a vertical spit.
But before taking its more modern form, it started out as a horizontal stack of meat, as referred to in Ottoman travel books of the eighteenth century.
By the nineteenth century, the meat had been started to be cooked vertically and marinated with different spices.
The doner kebab as people know today, was invented by Mahmut Aygun in 1971, who had the idea of putting the meat inside a pita bread. (ANI)