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Yogurt with dried mint, cucumber and raisins

Maast-o Khiar is a refreshing cucumber and mint yogurt that is typically served with Persian rice or stew.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Persian
Keyword: cucumber, mint, rose petals, yogurt
Servings: 4
Author: Omid Roustaei, The Caspian Chef


  • 32 oz whole milk yogurt
  • 3 Persian cucumbers, grated. or 1/2 of an English cucumber
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons dried mint, or 1/2 cup packed fresh mint finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon rose petals, ground for garnish on top


  • combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • Garnish with rose petals and fresh mint.
  • Serve as a side dish with Persian stew or rice dishes.