Mast O Khiar – Persian Yogurt Dip
Mast o khiar is a traditional Persian side dish served with meat and rice. Enjoy it as a refreshing sauce over tacos, soups, gyros, and sandwiches.
Mast O Khiar – Persian Yogurt Dip
Mast o khiar is a traditional Persian side dish served with meat and rice. Enjoy it as a refreshing sauce over tacos, soups, gyros, and sandwiches.
Servings Prep Time
6-8people 15minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8people 15minutes
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, mix the yogurt, garlic, shallots, mint, salt, and pepper.
  2. Peel and finely dice the cucumbers into 1/4-inch cubes. Transfer into yogurt bowl and mix until combined.
  3. Spoon Maast O Khiar into a serving bowl and garnish the top with dried dill and or dried rose pedals.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Notes:

  • Mast-o Khiar is traditionally served as a side dish with rice and meat or appetizer with pita bread.
  • This dish is best when eaten the same day. The cucumbers lose liquid over time, creating a watery consistency in the yogurt.
  • One way to extend the life of Mast Khiar is to lightly sprinkle the prepared cucumbers with salt and allow them to drain in a colander for 30 minutes before adding to the yogurt, preserving the quality of this dish for a day or more.

Recipe by Shaya Chatraei for www.culinarybutterfly.com

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