Friday, December 7, 2012

Homemade Ginger-Garlic Paste | Back to kitchen basics

Its been a long time since I updated my 'How to' index. And when I browsed it, I found that I am missing the most basic Ginger garlic paste. It is a very essential part of any non-vegetarian kitchen. The flavoring that it adds to biryani can never be beaten and when it is homemade and fresh, the final dish is spot on with loads of flavors. How many of you buy ginger-garlic paste from the stores??? I am not one of them. I make it at home and store this in an air-tight container when I find free time in the weekends. It has a good shelf life and I use mine within one or two weeks but it can last till 1 month.

Everyone has their own version of making GG paste.Here is my version. I add some salt to the paste and hence keep an eye on the dishes I make for salt. You can skip adding salt too.

~*What U Need*~
Ginger - 1 cup
Garlic - 1 cup
Water - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/8 tsp

How I Made it:
Peel the skin off ginger and garlic and chop them roughly. Blend this with salt, water and oil till you get a smooth paste. Store in an airtight container. Refrigerate it.

Sending this to EP series held at SpiceNFlavors originally started by Julie.

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  1. from next time i m going to do this only make a paste and keep in fridge

    and dear in veg dishes i use it too a lot

  2. Great post!!
    can u please link it to my event??link is below dear:)
    Join EP event-Garlic OR Turmeric @ Spice n Flavors

  3. useful post and nothing like homemade...

  4. Love this paste!!!

  5. easy n useful recipe

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  6. Nice useful post dear, even I use salt, it helps prolong the life of the paste :) Good one :)
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  7. very useful one. I always have this in my fridge. I use oil though and it works fine.

  8. I love the idea of ginger and garlic, but garlic and I no longer get along. It was, I thought, a lifetime relationship, but we had to end it. Darn, darn, darn, would have loved to try this recipe. On the other hand, Vimitha, this would make a lovely Christmas gift.

  9. Useful post dear,home made is the best

  10. We always use the homemade ginger-garlic paste only, we make it the same way minus oil.
    Nothing better than homemade.
    Have a wonderful weekend dear :)

  11. wooo my mom prepare the same way and its the best home made ginger-garlic paste :)

  12. Nothing will beat the homemade gg paste,lovely post.

  13. This gorgeous paste is worth every bit of effort when compared to the store bought chemical-laden one!

  14. Mmmmm....I love this combination and use it so often :)

  15. A must have paste in my fridge...ginger-garlic! ;)

  16. Very important base for most of our cooking ,thanks for sending this entry to my event of December hosting Join EP event-Garlic OR Turmeric @ Spice n Flavors

  17. Nice to make it and is used in almost all the dishes.

  18. Vimitha, I don't trust the ones in the bottle :) I usually pound on my own and now that I learn from you, I want to make more and store it. So convenient!


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