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Famous NYC Deli

Free Knaidel

for Spelling Bee Champ

6/1/2013 9:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0601-arvind-mahankali-gettyForget winning $30,000, national Spelling Bee champ Arvind V. Mahankali is about to get the greatest prize of all ... Matzoh Ball soup from one of New York City's most famous delis!!!

Arvind won the competition by spelling the word "knaidel" -- which means small mass of leavened dough cooked by boiling water (i.e. a matzoh ball) -- but has reportedly NEVER tried it. 

TMZ spoke to the Carnegie Deli in NYC -- arguably the most famous deli in the Big Apple -- and in honor of Arvind's win, the deli is making it their mission for him to try it.

They told us, "Carnegie Deli will be sending three portions of knaidel to Mr. Mahankali to fill him up after all that spelling."

FYI -- each bowl runs about $9.50. Mazel Tov.

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IwuvTMZ    

Yummy balls!

323 days ago
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jackmama311    

yeah, that looks like something only a kardashian would put in their mouths.

323 days ago
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Eldridge Cleaver    

This website sucks now. It absolutely sucks. So does ROL for that matter. I guess I'll be going to Daily News for my gossip fix.

323 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

FYI -- each bowl runs about $9.50. Mazel Tov...................i can find a better use for the $9.50 than buying one of those baIIs....

323 days ago
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KD    

matzoh is just as hard to spell as kniedel...

323 days ago
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penguin    

Send him a free hair stylist

323 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

That's a lotta money for 40¢ worth of ingredients. Jews...sheesh!

323 days ago
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StevenB    

Matzoh balls are NOT leavened in anyway. They are made of matzoh meal (crushed matzoh crackers - always made unleavened), an egg, a bit of fat (chicken fat usually), a bit of broth or seltzer, and salt. That's it, for a basic traditional matzoh ball. NO leavening AT ALL.

323 days ago
9.

Tony    

Please to order the kosher curried goat and vindaloo to go please...

323 days ago
10.

Master P    

Somebody renounce this dude's spelling be championship STAT!!! Knödel is actually a GERMAN word spelled KNÖDEL rather than KNEIDEL for phucks sake. The invented it; let them figure out how to spell it. The only thing jews are good at is stealing other's property and inventions - I'm looking at you, Harvey. Also: you can make any word jewish by just mis-spelling a german word. Try it.

323 days ago
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Jackie    

It's actually unleavened dough... (both a matzoh and a knaidel, which are one in the same)

323 days ago
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jj    

Worst food in the world is jewish fatty food

323 days ago
13.

campy    

I ****ing love matzo ball soup.

323 days ago
14.

USA#1    

This kid is going to be doing great things someday.

323 days ago
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Lady Di    

Carnegie the best is NYC??? REALLY?
What does that make Katz's??? Chopped liver?

323 days ago
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