Maast-O-Khiar - Persian Cucumber Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Maast-o-Khiar makes a delicious side-dish. Chilling time not included in preparation time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat yogurt well until smooth.
  2. If yogurt is too thick, add a bit of water while beating.
  3. If fresh mint is used, it should be finely chopped.
  4. Add mint, grated onion and cucumber, salt and pepper to yogurt and mix well.
  5. Leave in the refrigerator for two hours, then serve.
Most Helpful

This is a basic yogurt salad we had with Adas Polo - Persian Rice With Lentils. I used Balkan (thick) yogurt which I did add some water to, chopped sweet onion, fresh mint, sea salt, freshly ground black pepper and some baby cucumber.

UmmBinat February 26, 2011

Refreshingly good and healthy. I made 1/4 of the amount using 1/2 cucumber. Added dill and basil. Thanks.

Rita~ February 13, 2013