Nov 7, 2009

GINGER - GARLIC PASTE -- BASIC RECIPE FOR INDIAN COOKING

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In many Indian recipes one of the main ingredient is Ginger garlic paste . so many of us generaly brought this from store but most of the times we make this at home also.but other then store brouht ginger garlic paste what we make at home will give a better taste and aroma to our curry.A must ingredient in every non-vegetarian recipes.Normaly we make this paste and store it in the fridge for 1 week so that we can use it when ever we need. to day let us see how I make and store ginger garlic paste for long time.


INGREDIENTS:----- Ginger -- 250 g.
Garlic --- 250g.
METHOD:---

  1. Wash ginger peel a little skin(if you like with skin then no need to peel but that will give a brownish color to the paste)
  2. Peel garlic also and chop both garlic and ginger in to small pieces
  3. Now blend ginger and garlic in to a fine paste in a blender.
  4. Remove from the blender jar in to airtight container and store it in the fridge.


  1. If you want to store this for long time then add 1tea sp salt and 1 tea sp oil while grinding ginger and garlic.
  2. And then place 1 tea sp paste in each block of ice cubes try and place it in the deep freezer and leave it for over night to make ginger garlic cubes( that means at least 12- 15 hours)
  3. Then take out from the freezer and remove the cubes from try and place them in a container and again leave it in the freezer.
  4. When ever you want to use take out from the freezer before you start cooking
  5. This will stay fresh for 1 year with its original aroma.
  6. You can make Ginger and green chili paste also in the same way and store it in the freezer
Regarding this ginger-garlic paste storage I got 2 questions...
1. when I place the try in the fridge I covered it with foil so that the strong smell of the g&g paste won't spread in the freezer.
2.@ Malar .. yes if you keep it in the fridge some times it changes the color but you do like this the color won,t change.

25 comments:

Suparna said...

Beautiful snaps,
I too make ginger garlic paste at home most of the times :)
Ur recipe presentation is very nice.
TC

Priya said...

This is how i conserve my ginger garlic paste, each and every i prepare with a kg of ginger and garlic, they are always ready and handy..

Roma said...

hey thats really informative. Thanks a lot.

sowmya.s said...

nice post..

Sailaja Damodaran said...

nice idea......

meeso said...

This is always great to have around :) No need to chop every single time!

DEESHA said...

this is such a cool idea Rekha. Thanks

Pavithra said...

He thats really informative dear.. I have heard and never tried it. SO easy and handy, one question will u wrap after putting in the tray ?

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Quite informative.. Will do it
I do them for green chillies. Grind 250 gm n store them in air tight container in freezer. Use them with a knife whenever req.

Tina said...

Nice idea..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

i do the same too...
great clicks!

Poornima Nair said...

I have been doing this for a long time now, hate to make the paste often. This method is so helpful. I make enough to last me around 2 months atleast.

Malar Gandhi said...

Nice clicks, best way to prepare them ahead. My mother puts in jar and stores in fridge...but it gets discolored. Loved ur version.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

That is a nice post.

Valarmathi said...

I too make ginger garlic paste at home now a days. Nice post.

Sireesha said...

Superb idea and informative post...Thanks for sharing...

notyet100 said...

gonna try this and let u knw ,..thnks,..

San!!! said...

Appreciable knowledge transfer.Good angled pics.

Anupama said...

Great way to make and store home-made ginger garlic paste! Thanks :-)

Abhilash Pillai said...

I never knew we can do it.

Got a lot of info from the foodie blogs.

my kitchen said...

Useful one

s said...

great presentation..and very useful method..thanks a bunch

Секреты отношений said...

ThanK You. I'm from Russia

Soma said...

neat idea!! I do it too, but never froze them as the cubes. way easier this way.

amol sanap said...

nice recipes, I like it...