You already know my love for hung curd !! These days my hot favourite cuisine is Middle Eastern so here is another hung curd dip…..completely aromatic and exotic !! Look at that name… Mast-O-Khiar, a Persian dip perfect to beat the summer heat !
What Tzatziki is to the Greeks, Mast-O-Khiar is to the Persians, only more aromatic and a tad sweet.
Traditionally this dish was always a side in Iranian meals, however it now has evolved into a crowd pleaser at parties in the form of a dip served with finger foods or leavened breads.
1 small Cucumber peeled, deseeded and cubed
2 tbsp Walnuts toasted and crushed
1 tbsp Dried Cranberries chopped
1 tbsp Dried Rose Petals
5-6 Fresh Mint Leaves chopped finely
1 tbsp Fresh Dill Leaves chopped finely
1 clove Garlic minced
Salt to taste
Extra Virgin Olive oil to drizzle
Add the crushed garlic, salt, dill and mint. Mix well again.
Just before serving, add the cucumber along with the walnuts.
Garnish with rose petals, dried cranberries and a few pieces of walnut.
Drizzle that olive oil.
Serve with leavened breads or crackers.