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(Khiar Shoor) Pickled Cucumber

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Pickled Cucumber is a known ingredient all around the world and like many other kinds of pickle is popular among Iranians, as a side dish or an ingredient in some foods like Olivie Salad. I have tried different kinds of pickled cucumbers since living out of Iran and, they had a hint of sweetness in them that didn’t satisfy me as the Persian pickles did. So I found out this recipe that I could make Khiarshoor (literally meaning salty cucumbers) easily and they were ready to serve just after 30 days.

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Mast Khiar (Yogurt & Cucumber Dip)

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Mast khiar or masto khiar is a delicious yet easy dip that goes well with almost anything. It´is served as a side dish for many stews, kebabs and rice dishes. But it also makes a wonderful appetizer or a light snack. With mint, cucumbers and yogurt it makes a perfect summer dish that takes only a few minutes to make.

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