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Aug 8, 2012

Homemade Ginger Garlic Paste / How to Freeze Ginger Garlic Paste - Freezer Friendly Recipes



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.

Ingredients:

Ginger - 500 gms
Garlic - 500 gms
Salt - 1 1/2 cup / 450 grams

Method:

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.

Important Notes:

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.

Pictorial:
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
Done..

20 comments:

Deeksha said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice way to store ginger garlic. Thanks for sharing.

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

basic but life saving when in hurry...

Sunita said... Best Blogger Tips

Are you sure of this much salt ? Can i omit the salt.

jafrin said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthi,
we always have a good stock of this in fridge..with ginger and garlic,add few cardomom,cinnamon and cloves in the blender n grind it..dis mixture gives a wonderful aroma..try it..

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, Once it is freezed, can we take out and use in recipies immidiately? Does that remain soft enough?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@SunitaSalt acts as a natural preservatives and also it doesn't allow the ginger and garlic paste to set rock solid. yes you have to add a good amount of salt.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@jafrin adding cardamom and spices like that sounds new to me..I will try that next time.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousyes it remains soft due to the addition of salt. you can use it in ur recipes..

Rosy BM said... Best Blogger Tips

¡Qué interesante! ¡No conocía este plato!
Besos y feliz día.
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Lavanya said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthi,
I became a fan to you (ofcourse to ur Yummy Blog) its really a great tip to store Ginger garlic paste... I learnt lot of tips form u.. Keep on rock Aarthi....

Androw said... Best Blogger Tips

Interesting because I had heard such good things about it.
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Great post and so interesting. Glad I stopped by, and continued good luck with the blog hop!

namma veetu kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello aarthi ur friend senior ashwini suggested ur blog. Its good. I too make ginger garlic paste snd its good in the fridge for one month. Can u suggest me onion and tomato gravy paste that can be kept in freezer and used for gravies?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@namma veetu kitchen I have that recipe in my blog. Here is the link

http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/2012/07/how-to-make-masala-in-bulk-basic-masala.html

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

i like the idea that you can the texture soft in the freezer.
i have a question, do you mean one half cup or one cup and half? one cup and half seems an awful lot...
thanks in advance for the answer

Aimée

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousYes it is 1.5 cup. The salt act as a preservative. You can reduce it to 1 cup if you like. But adding more salt makes it soft all the time even it is frozen.

Eleonora Gambon said... Best Blogger Tips

I buyer in Seychelles this paste, when it will finish I'll do it: it's very simple!!

Melinda said... Best Blogger Tips

Do you know how much your 1.5 cups of salt weighs? I measure all my ingredients in grams, as measurements vary between countries. It also makes it easier to use in my thermomix, as I can weigh it straight into there.

Thank you for the recipe - my daughter loves Butter Chicken. We've recently moved to a new city and the Indian restaurant near us isn't that great, so I'm going to have to learn how to cook Indian food. Thank you!

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Melinda I think it is 450 grams..

Melinda said... Best Blogger Tips

@Aarthi Thank you!