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Mast-o Khiar

Updated: May 25, 2022

I don’t know if I should call masto-o Khiar ماست و خیار a dip, side dish or even a main dish!! (Yes, just last night I ate Mast-o Khiar as dinner) Any way, the main ingredients here are cucumber and yogurt. I think it’s safe to say each and every person have their own mix of herbs for Mast-o Khiar!

In Iran people purchase all kinds of fresh herbs regularly (if not to say everyday), but this is one of the dishes that I mostly seen prepared with dried herbs. I leave the recipe here which I made with my favorite mix of herbs, but you can go ahead and use the other herbs you have in your pantry/fridge.

Oh also olive oil is not common to use in Mast-o Khiar but I live the combination. Give it a try and you won't be disappointed.

This recipe will gives you around 2 cups of Mast-o Khiar.


  • 1/2 cup grated cucumber

  • 2/3 cup thick yogurt

  • 1 tsp dried dill

  • 1 tsp dried mint

  • 1/4 tsp Kakouti

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Olive oil to drizzle


  1. Squeeze the grated cucumber so the excess water comes out.

  2. In a bowl mix all the ingredients together except olive oil.

  3. Adjust the seasoning to your taste, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle the top with dried rose petals.


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