Shirazi Salad (Salad-e-shirazi)

Ingredients 1 small onion 2 large tomatoes 1/2 a cucumber 1/4 tsp dry mint 1/4 tsp dry dill Method Finely chop the onion and tomatoes. Peel and wash the cucumber. Finely chop the cucumber and add to the tomatoes and onions. Mix in all the ingredients together. Mix in the mint and dill (leaving a…

Cucumber drink (sharbat-ek-kheyar)

I made this cucumber and rosewater drink a couple of days ago after a nostalgic day out at London Bridge. This is such a refreshing and fragrant drink, even better chilled in the fridge for an hour or so. For those adventurous souls on these beautiful summer days, a splash of vodka will happily dance…

Yogurt and Cucumber dip (Mast-o-Khiyar)

Ingredients 450g Plain Yogurt 1/2 a cucumber 20g fresh dill 20g fresh mint 1/2 clove garlic 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground black pepper For the garnish Dill Nigela seeds Ground rose petal Amounts for the above depend on the pattern you choose. Alternatively you could use a 1/4 tsp for the dill and nigella…