Creamy and Refreshing Iranian Yogurt Dish

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Creamy and Refreshing Iranian Yogurt Dish
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on September 18, 2023

Indulge in the creamy and refreshing flavors of this Iranian yogurt dish. Made with tangy yogurt, refreshing cucumbers, and aromatic herbs, this dish is perfect as a side or a light meal. It only takes a few minutes to prepare and is sure to impress your guests with its unique flavors. Enjoy this traditional Iranian recipe and experience a taste of the Middle East.


  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried mint
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Optional: pomegranate seeds and fresh mint leaves for garnish


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, grated cucumber, minced garlic, dried mint, dried dill, dried parsley, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  3. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld together.
  4. Before serving, drizzle the yogurt dish with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice.
  5. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and fresh mint leaves, if desired.
  6. Serve chilled and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • This Iranian yogurt dish is commonly known as 'Mast-o-Khiar' in Persian, which translates to 'yogurt and cucumber'
  • Yogurt plays a significant role in Iranian cuisine and is often served as a side dish with main meals
  • The addition of pomegranate seeds and fresh mint leaves adds a burst of color and freshness to the dish