Çebiç

Spit-Roasted Whole Kid or Lamb

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Complex

Appears in

Nevin Halici's Turkish Cookbook

By Nevin Halici

Published 1989

  • About

Çebiç is a delicious meal served at big parties in Konya. The 11th-century Classical Turkish Dictionary describes çebiç as “a whole lamb kebabed in a pit dug in the earth”. The ovens at the Çatal-höyük archaeological site resemble the modern tandır or oven pit, indicating that this style of cooking dates back many thousands of years.

Nowadays guests are invited to come in the morning and spend the whole day at parties given in homes with orchards or vineyards and gardens and a tandı