Ginger garlic paste recipe, homemade ginger garlic paste recipe
For some reason, I always think making ginger garlic paste is kind of tough. Only for the past 4 to 5 years, I have started making ginger garlic paste at home. I make it almost everyday (i.e) I would never make it in batches and store them. I prefer fresh ginger garlic paste always. Even when I make coffee, I grind the coffee beans freshly. Now I have two babies and life has changed a lot.
I find less time in the kitchen these days so I have started compromising on the freshness of spices. Past one year, I have started making ginger garlic paste in batches. It saves a lot of time and also stays good for a certain period of time. Homemade ginger garlic paste always tastes and smells good compared to the store-bought ones. You will definitely like the homemade ones better.
Earlier, I used to make ginger garlic paste without adding turmeric powder. When my mom came here last year, she asked me to add little turmeric powder. I realized that when turmeric powder has lot of medicinal properties, why not add a pinch when it is possible? Since then, I have started adding turmeric powder in my paste.
I have already posted recipes of some basic homemade essentials like all purpose flour gluten-free, ghee from butter, paneer, urad dal flour, rice flour, curd/yoghurt. This time, it is ginger garlic paste recipe. Now, shall we go to the recipe of ginger garlic paste?
How to make ginger garlic paste:
1. Peel the garlic cloves. Usually, I microwave garlic cloves for 15 seconds and then peel its skin off. It saves a lot of time too. Using a vegetable peeler, peel off the ginger’s skin too.2. Roughly chop the ginger. Add the ginger to the mixer along with turmeric powder and oil. Grind it smoothly.3. Then add garlic cloves and again grind them to a fine paste. Without using hands, use a spoon to transfer the ginger garlic paste to a clean and dry container.Now, homemade ginger garlic paste is ready! Store it in an airtight container and refrigerate it for a month or so.
- If you are planning to store the ginger garlic paste for a long time, do not add water while grinding.
- I have added turmeric powder and oil just because turmeric powder has medicinal properties and also serves as a natural preservative.
- Always use a clean and dry spoon while you use the ginger garlic paste. Never use your hands as your paste will get spoiled quickly.