Gondi (Iranian Meatballs)

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Mirj2338

I got this from my friend Debbie Yakobian, who will always make these for me if I ask her nicely.

Top Review by RobinW

The simplicity of the ingredients in this recipe may lead you to think the taste would be uninteresting or bland. This is absolutely not the case! It is easy to make and very tasty! Being nervous about the possible blandness of the base ingredients, I chose to cook the meatballs in 8 cups of chicken soup. Keeping the broth at a low boil, almost a simmer, ensured that they would not fall apart despite their lack of eggs or breading which usually act as a bonding agent. Not knowing what to serve with the meatballs, I decided on egg noodles. I removed the meatballs with a slotted spoon and set them aside in a warm place while the egg noodles cooked in the same broth.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Form balls.
  3. Cook in boiling water or chicken soup for 45 minutes.

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