Matzo Ball Soup with Cardamom, Turmeric, and Lime
Matzo Ball Soup with Cardamom, Turmeric, and Lime
  • prep: 30 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 30 min
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  • Summary

    This is a Passover-friendly version of gondi, the Persian Jewish soup dumpling made from chickpea flour and ground chicken. What makes these matzo balls unique are the seasonings: cardamom, turmeric, and lime. Pair this soup with the Sabzi Khordan edible herbs platter and you’ve got a classic Iranian Shabbat meal.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 medium onion, coarsely chopped
    • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 4 large eggs
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil or chicken schmaltz
    • 1/4 cup club soda
    • 2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest (from about 2 limes)
    • 1 1/3 cups matzo meal
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
    • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 3 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided, plus more
    • 8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
    • 2 large carrots, peeled, thinly sliced
    • 1 bunch cilantro leaves with tender stems
    • 2 limes, cut into wedges

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 170 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 5 g 7.56%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 5.36%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 40 mg 13.49%
    • Sodium: 959 mg 39.95%
    • Calcium: 19 mg 1.91%
    • Potassium: 25 mg 0.72%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 9.32%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 23 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 5.77%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 7 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 2.82%
    • Vitamin C 3.01%
    • Vitamin D 0.62%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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