Saturday, March 16, 2013

Homemade Ginger Garlic Paste | How to make Ginger-Garlic Paste

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Today I am back again to highlighting the must have basic items in Kitchen. This post is about the preparation of - 'Ginger-Garlic Paste,' an essential item to have handy while cooking. As I use ginger-garlic paste in most of my curries, pulaos etc, I always store a jar of  it, in my refrigerator.Though we get readily available Ginger garlic paste in the market, I never buy it, as the smell of preservatives used in it puts me off and in any case, nothing beats home made freshly prepared Ginger Garlic paste.I usually make small quantities, which lasts for 2 weeks.
Ginger Garlic paste:
shelf life:3-4 weeks when refrigerated

200 gms Ginger
200 gms Garlic
2 tsp Salt approx
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Oil

  • Wash and peel the skin of ginger and wipe it with a clean cloth and cut it into small pieces and spread them on a kitchen towel for half an hour.
  • Peel the skins off the garlic pods and keep them ready.
  • In a mixer grind ginger and garlic with salt,oil and turmeric powder to a coarse paste in a whipper mode.
  • Grind it in intervals rather than grinding them in a single pulse.Do not add water while grinding which will reduce the shelf life of the paste.If you want smooth paste you can grind it for long.
Store the mixture in a clean jar in refrigerator.It can be stored for 3-4 weeks and use it when required.

  1. Always use a clean spoon to scoop out the required amount of ginger-garlic paste.
  2. You can skip turmeric powder but it preserves the color of ginger garlic paste for long.
  3. In order to peel the garlic pods I always cut the tip of garlic pod or smash it on a hard surface and peel it off,it peels off easily.


Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies said...

An essential item in an Indian kitchen!!! Great tutorial!

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely pictures

great-secret-of-life said...

nice back to basic post

divya said...

wonderful post dear with wonderful clicks..

Shree said...

U have an awesome blog ! Tried our egg less French toast today and it came out great ! Following you :-).

Indian Khana said...

One of the saver for us.. and nice that black bowl

Unknown said...

this is a must have in my pantry....

chef and her kitchen said...

@ shree..Thanks for letting me know..

Prema said...

Nice and useful post Prathy...

Unknown said...

Ginger garlic paste is a very useful paste as it is used in most of the curries. It is better to prepare at home than to purchase from market. Very good presentation of the same by you

M D said...

Such a quintessential item in an Indian kitchen!!! Lovely step by steps to help all! Nice clicks as usual!

radha said...

I made close to a kg of ginger garlic paste for my daughter before I headed back home. I was thanked profusely ! But as for me, I go and pick up a pack from the supermarket.

aipi said...

Always love homemade stuff..nicely photographed and presented.

Puja said...

Nicely presented..always love homemade..i do prepare in same method

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