ماست و خیار Mast-o-khiar is a traditional and very popular Iranian side dish that is served with most meals. This is a simple, healthy and delicious yogurt recipe. You may add a handful of chopped walnuts and raisins for a little crunch and a bit of sweetness.
Mast-o-Khiar - Yogurt and Cucumber Dip
2 cups plain yogurt
2 large seedless cucumber, finely chopped
1 tablespoon dried mint
1 teaspoon dried rose petals *optional
Salt and pepper to taste
- In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
- Place the yogurt mixture in a serving bowl, garnish with dried or fresh mint and dried rose petals.
- Refrigerate until serving time.
Mast-o-khiar makes an easy and tasty snack any time of the day.
It is cooling during the hot season.