Yogurt Dip with Shallots (Mast-mousir)

A popular Persian dip and a crowd-pleaser.


  • measuring cups and spoons
  • cutting board and knife
  • mixing bowl
  • spatula
  • serving bowl


  • 1 cup yogurt—Greek or drained is preferred
  • 2 tsp dried shallots
  • Salt (optional)


  1. Soak the shallots in a small amount of water for about half an hour. Finely chop the shallots. 

  2. Add yogurt to the mixing bowl and stir in shallots and salt (if using).

  3. Let the mixture stay in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about an hour.

  4. Transfer to a serving bowl.

  5. Enjoy this simple yogurt dip with flat bread, pita, toasted bread, or tortilla!