Persian
Persian "Matzo Balls" with Chickpeas and Chicken (Gondi)
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    Gondi—the word is a bawdy Persian expression for a certain part of the male anatomy—is a favorite food in many Iranian Jewish homes. These light, cardamom-scented dumplings look like matzo balls, but instead of matzo meal, they're made from ground chicken or turkey and chickpea flour. To get a clear, unclouded soup broth, cook the gondi in a separate pot of chicken stock, and then add them to the soup broth when serving. For a more casual presentation, cook the gondi in the same pot with the other soup ingredients. You can make the gondi dough the day before, and store it in the refrigerator.

    Ingredients

    • 2 yellow onions
    • 1 egg
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
    • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
    • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 cups chickpea flour
    • 1 pound ground chicken or turkey
    • 12 cups chicken or vegetable stock
    • 8 cups chicken or vegetable stock
    • 1 large carrot, thinly sliced
    • 2 cups cooked chickpeas (one 15-ounce can, drained and rinsed)
    • 4 dried limes, soaked in hot water to cover for 15 minutes
    • 2 cups loosely packed coarsely chopped fresh dill, flat-leaf parsley, or cilantro
    • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 30
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 110 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 3 g 4.87%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 2.74%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 11 mg 3.55%
    • Sodium: 403 mg 16.77%
    • Calcium: 26 mg 2.59%
    • Potassium: 160 mg 4.57%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 5.99%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 14 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 11.3%
    • Sugar: 6 g
    • Protein: 7 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 15.48%
    • Vitamin C 18%
    • Vitamin D 0.53%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
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    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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