July 7, 2013

Homemade Ginger Garlic Paste Recipe




           Back to Basic's list for starters in cooking. Time and Money saving tactic I learnt from my mom. My mom used to grind this fresh everytime because it gets spoiled in a day or two. One day she came up with this method with her maid' s advice about adding Sesame oil to it while pasting. This method helped her lasting it long for weeks after refrigeration too without any problems. The proportion mom uses is not equal, she takes a higher ratio of garlic




         I did learn that sesame oil was used to prevent weevil attacks on grains in olden days, so it does help things from spoiling. I am following the same method. This simply saves my time and the last minute rush of peeling and grinding. 





Ingredients:
Ginger - 100 grams
Garlic -  150 grams
Sesame Oil - 2 Tablespoons


Method:
  • Peel the skin of Garlic and chop the Ginger.


  • Take a blender and grind ginger first. Now add garlic and grind together to fine paste. Then add oil and give a final blend to mix everything. Change to storing bowl and refrigerate.


  • Ginger Garlic paste is ready to use.


 
My Notes:
  • The amount of Garlic should be more than ginger.
  • Grind to fine paste and can also add lemon juice or vinegar if needed along with oil, though adding them would add little sourness or acidity into it.
  • Always store in a well cleaned, dry box or glass jar and refrigerate.
  • Always use a clean spoon for taking the paste. 
  • It will last fresh for more than 3 weeks.



68 comments:

  1. This really works great if we make it more n store it in freeze for a few days!!! :)

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  2. Hey dear, now this is total coincidence, i just took a picture of GG paste 2 days ago, and now i see your post, looks so good. Thanks for sharing your version :)

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    1. Thank you pria...would love to see your version :)

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  3. i always grind my ginger and garlic seperate... umma usually uses olive oil and a pinch of salt while grinding, which I also do, and the paste lasts till it is used up... :) homemade is always the best...






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  4. Thanks a lot for the tips. I realize too that ginger or garlic paste can't remain fresh. There will be a thin white layer on top and the smell is not very inviting. That said, I store in very small containers and put them in the freezer compartments and bring out as and when needed.

    Certainly adding sesame oil must be tried.

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    1. you are right....it does smell bad if we dont store it properly...Thank you nava....

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  5. it's so easy and I like ur 3rd picture...
    satya
    p/s : i'm organizing my 1st giveaway....hope that you can join it...

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  6. A very useful post for those who r in a rush to office & have to save some time.. I loved those clicks, esp the third one where light falls on the props partially :)

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  7. useful and time saving really good divs

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  8. It's really time saving, I use to make this.

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  9. Cant imagine our cooking without this gg paste..very useful post.

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  10. nice back to basic post.. I have it in draft too

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  11. very imp ingredient for indian cooking....
    keep in touch,
    www.beingbeautifulandprett.com

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    1. UR right...indian cooking is impossible without this is what i too feel :) Thank you pooja

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  12. Very informative post.. Thanks for sharing it.

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  13. a pinch of salt and adding a 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder will be good along with these ingredients divi.. turmeric, ginger, garlic are natural way of fighting germs in our body and i read in net that it stands as a preservative too.. nice clicks divi..

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  14. Thatz a useful tip Divya...thanks for sharing :)

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  15. i cant survive without this :) i always keep a stock..

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  16. Home made is always the best dear

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  17. Home made is always better and a time saver...

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  18. the third pic is gorgeous Divya. I always thought we should use same qty of ginger n garlic. Thanks for this informative post !

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  19. Nvr know that we can add sesame oil to it to make its life longer... Good tip

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  20. That was a great tip Divya. I usually make a batch, leave a bit in the fridge and then freeze the rest :)

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  21. Useful post Divya.. I too make this every week.. Sometimes, when I'm lazy to do it, my hubby shares the job of peeling the garlic and ginger with me :-)

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  22. A must have paste at home. I too add sesame oil to the paste, tips from my Mother :)

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  23. Oh, I forgot to mention about your clicks...love them!!!

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  24. very useful post....adding sesame oil is a nice tip !

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  25. Very useful post, I always make fresh.

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  26. Now who doesnt want this on daily basis. Quick and nice :)

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    1. yea shweta...super handy for indian cooking...thanks

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