December 17, 2008

Mast-o-Khiar - Persian Yogurt and Cucumber Dip

Persian Yogurt and Cucumber Dip

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.

Persian Yogurt and Cucumber Dip

Mast-o-Khiar - Yogurt and Cucumber Dip

Serves 4

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

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.  Taste and adjust the seasoning. 
  2. Place the yogurt mixture in a serving bowl, garnish with dried or fresh mint and dried rose petals. 
  3. Refrigerate until serving time.
Persian Yogurt and Cucumber Dip
Mast-o-khiar makes an easy and tasty snack any time of the day.


1 comment:

  1. Very Refreshing!
    It is cooling during the hot season.