Gosh-e-Feel (Elephant Ear Pastries)

  • Yield : 30-40
  • Prep Time : 2:10 h
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 2:30 h

Gosh-e-Feel is an Afghani sweet, made by shaping dough into a gosh (ear) shape. Garnished with caster sugar and green cardamom.


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • ¼ ts. salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2½ C flour (divided)
  • oil for deep frying
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • ½ cup pistachios or walnuts (finely chopped)


Step 1

In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs with sugar and salt till light and frothy. Add milk and oil and continue beating.

Step 2

Add 1 cup of flour to egg mixture, blending thoroughly. Then blend 1 cup more of the remaining flour, reserving ½ cup.

Step 3

Turn the dough onto a floured 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 2 hours.

Step 4

After 2 hours, pull off a piece of dough about the size of a large cherry tomato.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

Make more “ears,” deep frying them, in batches, in 350-degree oil. Turn to cook evenly till golden, remove, and drain on paper towels.

Step 7

When cool sprinkle with confectioner's sugar and nuts.

Step 8

Serve immediately or store in an airtight container.

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