If you like onion dip, get ready for some shallot dip! It’s a little onion-y, a little garlick-y, and a LOT yummy.
I did promise that I’d post this recipe right after my chelow kabob (Persian beef kabobs with Persian rice) recipe, so here it is!
It’s the easiest thing to make and it’s got a ton of awesome flavor. We love to eat it as a side with chelow kabob, just with a spoon or on some pita bread (or sangak bread—only the best bread in the entire universe!!).
It’s my favorite yogurt-based dish in the world and always reminds me of going to this one Persian restaurant with my family where they’d honestly make the best maast o moosir I’ve ever tasted. For our wedding last year, we were lucky enough to have them cater the food and of course we had to have the maast o moosir. YUM YUM YUM!!
This recipe here is an extremely simple way to make it. The traditional method is more involved and starts with dried shallots, reconstituted in water and finely minced. But I make this sort of thing on the fly because when I spend all my energy and time into making a nice meal, the sides need to be quick and easy—but always delicious and healthy.
So I just chopped up some shallot, threw it into some yogurt and BOOM, you’re pretty much set to enjoy a refreshing, zingy, tasty side to whatever meal you like. Or even have it with veggies as an appetizer! Just don’t forget the salt!
This dish will aid in proper digestion too, so that’s a plus—especially when you’re eating a heavy meal that can use the extra help! Yep.
Persian meals always have such wonderful balance to them. So when you eat a big meal you always get help from eating some beautiful herbs on the side, salad, or yogurt dishes like maast o moosir or even maast o khiar (yogurt, dill and cucumber dip). Plus, then you’ll have plenty of room for dessert! But if you need to find more room, eat some fruit after dinner too. It’ll work. You’re welcome!
I hope you enjoy this little dish and do tell me if you try it out! I always love hearing from you!
Noushejaan (nourishment to your soul)!
- ½ of a large shallot, minced
- 2 cups Greek yogurt or labneh
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- Mix together and serve with bread, chips, vegetables, or as a side to an entrée. Enjoy and noushejaan!