Persian Cucumber Yogurt (Maast-O Khiyaar)
10 mins (prep 10)
12 ingredients
6-8 servings
Traditionally used as a side dish, this recipe goes well along side persian stews and different types of Persian rice. It's similair to the Greek Tzatziki sauce. I learned this Persian recipe from my parents, and mastered it with my own twists.

Categories:  side-dish , <-15-mins , quick , inexpensive , vegetarian , iranian~persian , to-go... , vegetable , appetizer , southwest-asia-(middle-east) , eggs~dairy , time-to-make , picnic , asian ,
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  • 32 fluid ounces plain yogurt (preferrably caravan or abali brands, found at middle eastern specialty stores)
  • 1/2 cup kefir cheese
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons mint (dried and crushed)
  • 2 tablespoons basil (fresh finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons dried rose petals (gol-mohammadi) (optional)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (crushed) (optional)
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
  • salt (be generous)
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper, to taste


Serving Size (97.76 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 290.83 Calories from Fat 155.52
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17.28g 159.54%
Saturated Fat 2.52g 75.64%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 2.96mg 5.91%
Sodium 160.0mg 40.0%
Total Carbohydrate 30.3g 60.6%
Dietary Fiber 3.56 g 85.52%
Sugars 13.29 g %
Protein 8.29g 99.44%
Vitamin A 496.47IU% Vitamin C 2.35mg%
Calcium 99.61mg% Iron 2.45mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
plain yogurt, large, dried, rose petals


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