Gondi is the traditional side dish or appetizer Iranian Jews enjoy. Gondi is Prepared as dumplings that are cooked and served in chicken soup.


  • 1 cup rice (the sticky type of rice)
  • 1 cup chopped dill
  • 1 tb dry teragon
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 onions
  • 6 dry lemons (can be found in middle east food shops)
  • 2 lb. ground turkey (or beef or any mix)


1. Chop the onions and fry.
2. Mix all ingredients (except the dry lemon) in a bowl.
3. In a large pot prepare a clear soup (or any kind of soup you like).
4. While the soup is boiling make bowls. It should be at about the size of a tennis ball. Drop the balls carefully into the soup.
5. Cook for about half an hour, then break the dry lemons and mix with the soup and cook for another half an hour.

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