Mast-o-Khiar ~ Persian Cucumber Yogurt Dip

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Today is Ramadan 30 – after long, we seem to be having a full month this year in this part of the world. The past week has been depressing. The Turkey Airport attack, the suicide bombing in a busy market place in Iraq, the Dhaka cafe attack, and then the two attacks in Saudi Arabia – one in Jeddah, and the most painful one in Madinah. All we can be reminded is of these verses from the Holy Quran:

“And surely We shall try you with something of fear and hunger, and loss of wealth and lives and crops; but give glad tidings to the steadfast, who say, when a misfortune strikes them: Indeed, we are Allah’s and indeed, unto Him we are returning.” (Surah Al-Baqarah:155-156)

All we can do is make sincere dua to give all those who have been affected by the trials with patience, and ourselves patience to not be desperate over what is happening, and to be steadfast. For, He Himself says:

“Deem not that Allah is unaware of what the wicked do. He has given them a respite till a day when eyes will stare (in terror),” (Surah Ibrahim:42)

May Allah protect us and keep us among the steadfast, who will be blessed with His Ultimate House… Aameen…

 

Moving to today’s recipe… I didn’t move on to our Eid break without sharing this delicious yogurt dip… We Indians never have our biriyanis or rice dishes without a yogurt side. I already have a few on the blog. Today, I am sharing you a very simple one, which is a favorite side Β dish for Iranian rice dishes. I had already promised in my Khoresht Bamiah post that I would share a few Iranian dishes, so here is the second one.”Khiar” is the Persian/ Arabic word for cucumber, and “Mast” means yogurt. So literally the name just means yogurt with cucumber, hehe… This delicious dip is spiked up with some mint and garlic. I have used fresh here but have also made it with dried and it has been wiped up by the family. The kids love yogurt and love cucumber even more, so they really didn’t care the garlic and mint while wiping off their bowls of this delicious dip. During this Eid, try pairing your biriyani with this dip and InShaAllah, you won’t be disappointed…

 

ThakabalAllah Minna Waminkum… May Allah accept all our deeds during this beautiful month of Ramadan and bless us with piety till the coming Ramadan, InShaAllah… πŸ™‚Β 

 

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Mast-o-Khiar ~ Persian Cucumber Yogurt Dip

Course Dips
Cuisine Iranian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 cucumber chopped
  • 3 tbsp finely minced mint leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • Set aside for 15 minutes in the fridge for the flavors to settle.
  • Serve alongside rice.

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  1. I love yogurt n this looks creamy n inviting πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Priya… πŸ™‚

  2. I love this salad very much.. I make similar version too.. Very refreshing and inviting photo.. Didn’t tell which lens and camera u r using. Thanks.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Suhaina… I had already replied on your comment as well as messaged you on FB too… It’s a D3100 with 50 mm lens…

  3. The salad looks so creamy and delicious… Love it with biriyani

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Anupa…

  4. this looks so creamy and delicious… I do hv this in my draft this is very flavourful right?

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Yes, really flavorful… thanks a lot Veena…

  5. Looks so good and perfect to eat with some hot biryani!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Priya…

  6. Priya (www.asmallbite.com)
    Looks inviting dear,perfect for Biryani …

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Priya…

  7. Refreshing and delicious!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Angie…

  8. Easy to make n a promising dip for biriyani πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Chitz… πŸ™‚

  9. My favorite dip. Love it

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Beena…

  10. 5 stars
    Eid Mubarak Rafee

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      JazakAllah Khair Febi…

  11. refreshing and yummy dip

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Gloria…

  12. this yogurt dip looks so refreshing

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Marudhu…

  13. Refreshing salad and beautiful picture…… πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Remya… πŸ™‚

  14. Such a refreshing and delicious looking yogurt dip! YUM!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Anu…

  15. Would make nice cooling salad with spicy curries

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Nammi…

  16. Nice… refreshing dip Rafee

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Faseela…

  17. Firstly Ramadan greetings to you and family. Secondly love the clicks and the plate. Thirdly such a simple and tasty recipe.
    Lastly loved your write up ..
    http://www.mumbaitomelbourne.com/food-and-health-blog-posts/dhaniya-chicken-cilantro-chicken

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sharvari…

  18. Easy and tasty dip will surely try

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Suja…

  19. Hope you had a good time with family! This is so much like our cucumber raita! I add ginger or garlic or both in most of my raitas! The name is so mast! πŸ˜›

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Alhamdulillah, did have a good time… There are so many variations and sometimes it is the same with some beautiful fancy names… hehe… πŸ˜€ Thanks a lot Fami…

  20. Looks very efreshing Rafeeda. Hope you had a peaceful time in Ramadan and a great Eid.

    Yes, its unfortunate to have these incidents around specially in the month of peace and calm. May thsoe who lost their lives rest in peace and may the culprits get punished soon. Amen.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Yes, we had a lovely time Nupur… thank you so much for coming around…

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