ginger garlic paste recipe, how to make ginger garlic paste at home

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ginger garlic paste recipe - homemade ginger garlic paste made using equal amount of ginger and garlic by weight.
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ginger garlic paste recipe with step by step photos – i had got a couple of requests to make ginger garlic paste. usually i do not make ginger garlic paste. i just crush the required amount of ginger and garlic required for any recipe in a mortar-pestle and then add. but for the recipe requests i did make ginger garlic paste at home.

ginger garlic paste recipe

the recipe shared here is my mom’s version. she always makes ginger-garlic paste and keeps in the fridge. making the paste is easy, but peeling garlic looks like a never ending task. i also tried the the method to get the peels come off easily as mentioned here, but it did not work for me. so i peeled them the traditional way, of removing each peel. of course you can lightly crush or mash the garlic too and remove the peels, but peeling one by one suits me. so when you have extra time, please do this task. you can also do this chore when watching tv or listening to music. its a zen like task that requires practice, patience and meditation. best is to meditate when peeling each garlic 🙂

also do note that your fingers might have a burning sensation while peeling the garlic. you can rub some oil on your hands while doing so. but the flip side of this is that the peels stick to the oiled fingers. but still better than having to do with the burning sensation later. this burning sensation stays for some hours or a day and then goes away.

though, i have to admit, that having the paste makes life a bit easy and also saves some time for me while cooking. i just need to get the paste from the fridge to add in the recipe. no need for peeling, chopping and then crushing the ginger-garlic.

i have used equal amount of ginger and garlic by weight. after peeling them, the weight did change. i used 250 grams garlic and after peeling, got 186 grams garlic. from 250 grams ginger, i got 190 grams ginger. do account some dried garlic cloves and a few ginger roots bruised or not in a good condition.

some tips for making ginger garlic paste:

  1. use garlic which has large cloves and thus peeling them is easier. small to very small garlic cloves take a lot of time.
  2. avoid fibrous ginger.
  3. use both fresh ginger and garlic.
  4. both salt and oil act as preservatives and the color does not discolor or darken.
  5. can add 1 tablespoon oil covering the top, on the ginger-garlic paste in the jar.

ginger garlic paste method below:

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ginger garlic paste recipe

ginger garlic paste recipe - homemade ginger garlic paste made using equal amount of ginger and garlic by weight.
course condiment
cuisine indian
prep time 40 minutes
total time 40 minutes
servings 380 grams
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 250 grams ginger (adrak) - after peeling yield is 190 grams ginger or 1.35 cups ginger chopped in large chunks
  • 250 grams garlic (lahsun) or 13 to 14 small to medium sized garlic bulbs - after peeling yield is 186 grams garlic or 1.25 cups peeled garlic
  • 2 teaspoon rock salt or regular salt
  • 3 tablespoons oil, can use sunflower oil or peanut oil

how to make recipe

  1. peel the garlic.
  2. rinse the ginger roots and then peel them. then roughly chop them
  3. add the chopped ginger to the bowl containing peeled garlic. rinse them again very well in water. drain all the water.
  4. add them in a grinder jar. also add rock salt and oil. both salt and oil help in preserving the paste and it does not turn dark too. just do keep in mind to add less salt in any recipe that you make using this ginger garlic paste.
  5. grind to a smooth paste.
  6. remove the paste in a clean glass jar. close the lid and refrigerate.
  7. use ginger garlic paste as required in any recipe.

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how to make ginger garlic paste recipe:

1. first peel the garlic.

garlic for ginger garlic paste recipe

2. rinse the ginger roots and then peel them.

ginger for ginger garlic paste recipe

3. then roughly chop the ginger and add to the garlic. rinse again very well in water. drain all the water.

ginger garlic for ginger garlic paste recipe

4. add them in a grinder jar. also add rock salt and oil. both salt and oil help in preserving the paste and it does not turn dark too. just do keep in mind to add less salt in any recipe that you make using this ginger garlic paste.

making ginger garlic paste recipe

5. grind to a smooth paste.

making ginger garlic paste recipe

6. remove the paste in a clean glass jar. close the lid and refrigerate.

ginger garlic paste recipe

7. use ginger garlic paste as required in any recipe. this paste stays good for about 30 to 45 days in the refrigerator.

ginger garlic paste

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. Cn i use olive oil to make the paste?

    • Vibhuti, yes you can use olive oil.

  2. Do I have to keep the paste in freezer or fridge? How long willi it last in the fridge?

    • in the fridge. 1 month.

  3. HI ,

    I have noticed that whenever I make garlic paste and 2 or 3 days it becomes greenish colour though the smell remain same
    what could be the reason and how do I get rid of that colour change .
    Do you have any idea ?

    • no idea why. add some salt and oil while making the paste and see if the color changes.