This yogurt dish is a fresh side dish for any Iranian entree.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
3 cups
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together the yogurt, sour cream, dill, and mint in a bowl until evenly blended. Stir in the cucumber, chopped walnuts, and 1/2 cup of raisins. Pour into a serving dish and garnish with the whole walnuts and remaining raisins.

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Nutrition Facts

186 calories; protein 6.9g 14% DV; carbohydrates 18.7g 6% DV; fat 10.6g 16% DV; cholesterol 9.1mg 3% DV; sodium 66.2mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2016
This goes well on a plate with shirazi salad and chelow kebab! Yum! I left out the raisins and walnuts however - Paula Akbari Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/26/2009
This recipe is really over powered by the dill but I added salt and pepper to taste and it made the dish a lot better. Read More
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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
06/26/2009
This recipe is really over powered by the dill but I added salt and pepper to taste and it made the dish a lot better. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
02/22/2013
I found this dish confusing. The directions are fine but the ingredients seem to be fighting each other. For my taste the raisin and walnut flavors are too sweet to work with the dill and cucumber. Then what does one do with it. Is it a sauce? A solo dish? A dipping sauce? I finally picked the raisins and nuts out and used the rest in mashed potatoes. That was quite good. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2015
This "Iranian Yogurt Dish" is a regional variation of "mast-o-khiar." For those who don't know a yoghurt dish like this is typically served on top of steamed basmati rice along side of grilled kebabs although this particular recipe is not common. It is far more usual to make a yoghurt sauce with yogurt and wild garlic (mast-o-moosir) or yogurt cucumbers and mint (mast-o-khiar) or most commonly to serve plain yoghurt as an accompaniment to rice. Each person gets their own 3-ounce cup of yoghurt and some people eat it directly out of the cup. Also it is very usual for Iranians to cook with very large quantities of herbs so you may need to adjust this recipe to your own taste (there is nothing wrong with the quantities of herbs stated in the recipe). You could make this recipe with Greek yoghurt which is closer to the 13% fat yoghurt sold in Iran (instead of using sour cream as used in this recipe as they don't actually have sour cream in Iran). Thank you for sharing your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2016
This goes well on a plate with shirazi salad and chelow kebab! Yum! I left out the raisins and walnuts however - Paula Akbari Read More