Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Homemade Ginger Garlic Paste

The Ginger Garlic paste is one of the important ingredient in my kitchen . Most of the Indian cooking require this ginger garlic paste . Initially i used to buy this paste from grocery store , but not anymore . Homemade paste is more flavorful and aromatic compared to the ones sold in market ,as this is made with out any preservatives , so why not go ahead and make it rather than buying it .

Homemade Ginger Garlic Paste

Ingredients:

  • Ginger - 250 gms
  • Garlic - 250 gms
  • Salt - 2 tsp
  • Oil - 3 tsp


Homemade Ginger Garlic Paste
Method: 

Take ginger and Garlic in 1:1 ratio .



Peel the garlic skin and also peel the skin from ginger and dice it . Transfer them to the food processor or a mixer and pulse it once . Now add the salt and oil and puree them to a paste . Add water if needed .



Take a clean jar , and transfer them to an airtight container and refrigerate it . I divided my paste in to two and freezed another jar and refrigerated the other jar .



Use the paste as needed to use in the curry or Rice varieties .

21 comments:

  1. Sometimes after pasting it turns to green in colour,Do you know the reason?

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  2. absolute requirement for every kitchen..I never freezed it before..does it taste make any difference in the taste?

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    1. Hi preety ,

      I find no diffrence in taste and no change in colour also . The freezer increases the shef line of the paste . Will keep updated if i find any differnce .

      Thanks ,
      Preethi

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  3. Very useful post, since we add GG paste a lot in our cuisine..

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  4. gud post. i literally luks up the ingredients list on store-brought ginger garlic paste to see whats all in there, and they have vinegar as well..is it a substitute for oil ?

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    1. Sona ,

      Earlier i tried the same with the addition of vinegar , but i found the difference in taste and it tasted kind of a pickle . Oil preserves the color from changing green .

      Thanks ,
      Preethi

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  5. Oh yes, I have the paste sitting in my fridge all the time. Its so important for my cooking especially Indian cuisine. I normally blend both of it separately.

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    1. Nava ,

      Yes , blending separately is also good , because i find that ginger does not change color , but garlic does .

      Thanks,
      Preethi

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  6. This is a great idea! How long can I keep the paste in the fridge?

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    1. Phong ,

      I separated the above in to two parts . The refrigerator works good for up to 2 - 3 weeks . Freezer is good for 4 weeks .But will keep u updated with the freezer part , still did not use the freezer part yet , but observed that it looks really good

      Thanks,
      Preethi

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  7. That's a must have ingredient in every Indian home, makes the cooking process easy.

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  8. A must for cooking, thanks for sharing...

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  9. Lovely clicks.. Perfect ginger-garlic paste Preethi :-)

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  10. Cant imagine my cooking without this gg paste,well done.

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  11. how long can we keep it in fridge?
    satya
    http://chitty-boy.blogspot.com

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    1. It could be refrigerated for up to 2 - 3 weeks
      Thanks ,
      Preethi

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  13. home mades r d best..i prefers it lot..realy nice post

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