Although many Iranians/Persians say that shallots sold in markets are raw musir, this is not correct. Shallots sold in markets are basically a form of onion. However, musir, Persian shallots (allium stipitatum) taste and smell somewhat like very mild garlic, without giving garlic breath. It adds refreshing flavor to yogurt that takes it to a whole new level!
This ↓ is musir…
I am not aware of fresh musir being sold in markets. However, dried musir is available in Persian or Middle-Eastern specialty markets.
Yogurt w. Persian Shallots • Mást’o Musir • ماست و موسیر
◊ Soak dried musir in water in a tight lid container for 2+ hours.
◊ Mince 7~9 pieces of soaked musir pieces for every 2 cups of yogurt. Add salt and ground black pepper to taste, mix and refrigerate overnight for it to meld. It goes well with lavash or any Persian bread, and as appetizer or side dish!
~ Noushe jan • نوش جان ~
So, what’s cooking in your kitchen?