A question about a recipe: Yoghurt & Spinach Dip, 'Borani Esfanaaj', in the Persian Manner

I have a question about the recipe "Yoghurt & Spinach Dip, 'Borani Esfanaaj', in the Persian Manner" from shayma. The only dried mint I can find is spearmint. What kind of mint should I be using?

  • Posted by: Jean
  • February 8, 2018
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Lindsay-Jean Hard
Lindsay-Jean Hard February 22, 2018

I would assume dried spearmint! If you already made the recipe let us know how it turned out for you.

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AntoniaJames
AntoniaJames February 22, 2018

For Middle Eastern recipes, I dry -- in the microwave (!) -- the spearmint growing in a pot on the deck outside my kitchen. It would be cost effective for you to do the same, even if you have to buy a bunch of fresh mint.

Even if cost is not an issue, consider this: freshly dried mint is a thousand times better than the sad stuff sold in jars. Info on how to dry it using the microwave can be found here: https://www.maureenabood.com/technique-how-to-dry-mint/

This technique works well for hardy herbs like oregano, thyme and rosemary.

Hope this helps. ;o)

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