Ginger Garlic Paste recipe doesn’t require much introduction since everyone knows that it is very simple to do.It is purely and purely for beginners who has just now stepped into kitchen for cooking. But, it is an essential ingredient in every home and most of our Indian dishes has Ginger Garlic Paste in it. Ginger Garlic Paste is cheaper in stores too. But, what made me to prepare Ginger Garlic Paste at home is, Preservatives and Adulteration, which is in most of the items we buy today from stores, which is unhealthy too. When I started to prepare Ginger Garlic Paste at home, I found the fresh flavor in it, which we cannot see in store bought bottles. Ginger and Garlic aids in digestion when we add in our food.
|Turmeric Powder||1/4 tsp|
|Rock Salt||1 heaped tbsp|
|Cooking Oil||2 tbsp|
Wash and clean ginger in water well twice or thrice,until the skin looks clean. Ginger comes from under the ground since it is a root variety, and so we call it as ginger root too. So, cleaning it properly is more essential. Scrub the dirt in ginger with your fingers itself. Once you finished washing, let it dry well, say for 15 minutes. Then, wipe it dry with a clean kitchen towel or kitchen tissue. Then, peel off the skin of the ginger and roughly chop into small pieces.
Peel the skin of the garlic and chop it roughly. You trim or cut the head of the garlic pods, so that we feel easy to peel the skin. You can apply oil too in your fingers (when you peel garlic pods in large quantity), which avoids sticking of garlic skin to your hands.
Now add chopped ginger, chopped garlic, salt, turmeric powder and oil in mixer jar and grind it to a smooth paste (Turmeric Powder and Oil, are natural preservatives,and so we are adding it). Mixer jar should be dry when you use for grinding ginger garlic paste. At any time, do not use your hands. Use clean dry spoon to scrap the sides of the mixer jar.
Do not add water while grinding, which decreases the shelf life of the ginger garlic paste. Once finished grinding it to smooth, transfer it to a clean dry bottle or airtight containers and refrigerate it. Whenever you take Ginger Garlic Paste out of refrigerator, use dry spoon to take it from bottle and keep it back in the refrigerator immediately, which all to maintain the shelf life of the paste. This Ginger Garlic Paste retains good for a period of one month, if used properly.