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Authentic Recipe of Gosh e Feel. Scrumptious Iranian-Persian Traditional “Elephant Ear” Pistachio Cookies from Isfahan.

Gosh e Feel is known for its distinct shape an elephant ear, and is a traditional dessert served with Kehwa. A popular snack served with evening tea.

Things to know about Gosh e Feel Recipe

‘Gosh’ means ‘ear’ and ‘feel’ means elephant, explaining its name. These popular pastries are shaped like an elephant’s ear. This easy and simple recipe is part of the Eid feast and family gathering.

Ramadan is also an important event when it is consumed. Sprinkled with cinnamon powder and crushed pistachios, this sweet is a favorite among children.

Scrumptious Iranian Traditional “Elephant Ear” Pistachio Cookies from Isfahan. Authentic Recipe of Gosh e Feel.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: گوش, فیل
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes


Servings 30 Pieces
Calories / Serving 47 kcal


  • 250 grams (8.82 oz) All Purpose Flour – Plain Flour
  • 2 pcs Egg Large
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 30 grams (1.06 oz) Butter Melted
  • ½ cup Icing Sugar – Powdered Sugar – Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 tsp White Sugar – Regular Sugar – Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp Ground Cardamom Powder
  • 50 ml (1.69 floz) Whole Milk / Full-Fat Milk / Full-Cream Milk
  • Oil For frying
  • 1 Handful Pistachio Crushed
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  • Sift the flour and separate it into two parts, 4/5of the flour and 1/5 of the flour.
  • Take a large bowl and add 4/5th of the flour.
  • Take another bowl and add whisked eggs, melted butter, and granulated sugar and mix well.
  • Slowly add milk while mixing.
  • Pour this mixture into flour slowly and keep mixing.
  • When the mixture feels sticky, start adding the remaining 1/5th of the flour.
  • When a dough forms, knead for 12-15 minutes.
  • Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let it rest for an hour.
  • Prepare a flat floured surface.
  • Start rolling the dough with a rolling pin, until about 0.5 cm (0.20 inches) thick.
  • Cut out circles and pinch at one side with your thumb and forefinger so it resembles the ear of an elephant.
  • Place cookies on a greased tray or parchment paper.


  • Pour oil into a frying pan, enough for deep frying.
  • Add gosh e feel once oil is ready for frying.
  • Fry for about a minute and flip. Do this until both sides are golden brown.


  • Place pastries on a tray.
  • Sprinkle confectioner’s sugar.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon powder and crushed pistachios.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

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Calories: 47kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 9mgPotassium: 13mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 28IUVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword Gosh E Feel Recipe, Gosh Feel Recipe, Gowsh E Fill Recipe, Gush E Fil Recipe, Traditional Iranian “Elephant Ear” Pistachio Cookies, فیل, گوش
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What to serve with Gosh e Feel?

Serve with Kehwa or Tea.

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