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Mast o Khiar

Mast O Khiar

Mast O Khiar is an easy to make and delicious Persian dish made with yogurt and cucumbers. To make it more palatable, you can add nuts or herbs and some spices.
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Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: Persian
Keyword: Mast O Khiar
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Calories: 64kcal


  • 4 cup of greek yogurt or any other fatty yogurt
  • 1 cup heavy cream (optional)
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 clove garlic (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon dried ground mint
  • 2 teaspoon dried ground rose
  • 1 teaspoon dried ground wild thyme (optional)
  • ½ cup chopped or ground walnuts
  • cup raisins


  • Pour the yogurt into a bowl.
  • Peel and chop the cucumbers and add them to the yogurt
  • Shred the garlic into the bowl
  • Add salt and mix them well.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of mint
  • Add 1 teaspoon of rose
  • Add walnuts
  • Add the cream at this point
  • Add raisins
  • Add wild thymes
  • Mix them well, decorate the top with rest of the spices and some walnuts
  • Chill it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes


Uniqop’s advice

  • Use the fattiest yogurt you can find
  • For a better texture, shred the cucumbers and garlic and add ground walnuts
  • Taste it and adjust the salt and raisins amount to your taste
  • Do not overuse mint, because it can result in a bitter taste
  • You’d better use a greek yogurt without adding cream than using a non-fat yogurt plus cream


Serving: 100g | Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.12g | Protein: 6.06g | Fat: 0.29g | Cholesterol: 1.96mg | Sodium: 77.08mg | Potassium: 349.52mg | Fiber: 0.51g | Sugar: 8.55g | Vitamin A: 4.88IU | Vitamin C: 3.22mg | Calcium: 205.64mg | Iron: 0.25mg