One of the basic stuff in indian cooking is ginger garlic paste. Without this no dish is complete..These two stuffs gives a wonderful aroma to your food. Something happens when it hits hot oil or ghee, the magical aroma releases and fills the entire house telling people that you are cooking something wonderful. This makes the people who never enters the kitchen to take a peek into the kitchen..
Now comes the hard part. Grinding ginger and garlic each time when you are cooking is really tough..I know these are readily available in market, but not only they are expensive, I think the flavour of store bought ginger garlic paste is really disgusting since it has tons of preservatives in it. So here I am with the wonderful recipe for homemade ginger garlic paste which can last in your freezer upto 6 months or even more..
Never buy store bought nasty stuffs again, make your own ginger garlic paste and see the magic it creates in your food.
Ginger - 500 gms
Garlic - 500 gms
Salt - 1 1/2 cup / 450 grams
Wash ginger really well.
Peel the skin of ginger and garlic. I peeled the skin of garlic but I left the skin of ginger because my ginger is very fresh and it young.
Now take your trusty food processor or blender and add ginger and garlic in.
Blend it till it well blended.
Now transfer this to a large bowl.
Add salt to this and mix well.
Transfer this to a freezer safe container and store in the freezer.
1.I didn't peel the skin of ginger, since my ginger is fresh . But if you need you can peel it.
2.Many people say that the peel is not edible, but my mother always used ginger with the peel. So I use the peel too.
3.You can store this in the freezer upto 6 months.
4.Use freezer safe container to avoid freezer burn.
5.This paste doesn't harden like rock when it stays in freezer. It can be scraped easily with a spoon. You can scrape as much as you need when you want.
|u need garlic, ginger and salt|
|I used my food processor...You can use blender too|
|add garlic and ginger in|
|and turn it on|
|till they are blended nicely|
|transfer them to a large bowl|
|add a good amount of salt|
|and mix well|
|Transfer them to a freezer safe container|
|and store them in freezer|