Gosh E Fil - Elephant Ears Pastries

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Gosh e Fil / Elephant Ears Pastries Gosh-e fil is an Afghan and Iranian doughnut made by shaping dough into the shape of an ear (gosh), and deep-fried in oil. Each shape is then topped with chopped or powdered pistachios and powdered sugar or sugar syrup. The Afghans usually make gosh-e fil for Eid ul-Fitr (religious celebration). Main ingredients for this recipe eggs, all purpose flour, sugar and pistachios.
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Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Served As: Breakfast, Brunch, Snacks
Recipe Cuisine Type: Afghani
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 3


  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour divided
  • 1/2 cup Clarified Butter or vegetable, or oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup Milk lukewarm
  • 2 tbsp Pistachios powdered
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar or sugar, or syrup or u use sugar syrup
  • Oil for deep fry


  • Take ingredients in large mixing bowl (Eggs, baking powder, salt and clarified butter) mix it.
  • Add all purpose flour n make soft n smooth dough by adding little by little lukewarm milk.
  • Turn the dough onto a rolling pin board (using a bit of remaining ½ cup), sprinkle the dough with more of the remaining flour and knead for 10 minutes, using flour when needed.
  • Dough will be somewhat sticky, but have a smooth gloss to it. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rest 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, pull off a piece of dough about the size of a large cherry tomato.
  • Roll into a flat 3½" x 4" oval. Take one side of the oval and fold it over to the other side, crimping edges together. It will resemble an elephant ear.
  • Make more “ears,” deep frying them, in batches, in heated oil. Turn to cook evenly till golden, remove, and drain on paper towels.
  • When cool sprinkle with powdered sugar and pistachios. Serve immediately or store on air tight jar.
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Saba Shaikh
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hello Foodies, I m Saba Firoz Shaikh from mumbai and I'm homechef, I love to eat everything. I m here to share awesome recipes with u all.

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