Jun 2, 2015

Homemade Chilli Garlic Paste Recipe / How to Make Chilli Garlic Paste at Home

This is one of the versatile sauce or paste to have on hand. Because it definitely can pack a punch on your dishes. Make yourself a batch of this now, because i have lots of recipes coming up which uses this sauce as its base.

This sauce is very garlicky and very spicy. Which definitely is great..Because you need that in your dishes, specially when you are making mumbai street food recipes..Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Makes : 1.5 cup of paste


Dry Red Chilli - 40 ( I used half kashmiri red chilli)

Garlic - 20 ( i didn't peel)
Salt - 3 tblspn


Bring two cups of water to boil. 

Take chillies in a bowl, pour boiling water over it and leave it aside for 10 mins.

Now drain them.

Take garlic and chillies in a blender and puree them using little of the drained water to a coarse or smooth mix.

Pour that in a bowl, add in salt and mix well.

Pour that in a freezer safe container and freeze.

Use as required.


1)Since you are adding salt to the paste, you can easily scoop it even in their frozen stage, So you can use as per you need by scooping the paste using a spoon.

2)This stays good more than a week in fridge and for more than 4 to 6 months in freezer.


Bring water to a boil

You will need some dry chillies and garlic

take chillies in a bowl

pour over hot water

leave it to soak for 10 mins

now it has soaked

drain the water, reserve the water, you will need them in a min

take garlic in a blender

add in chillies

blend them

now add in the drained chilli water

make it into a smooth paste..

Now to freeze them, take it in a bowl

Add in some salt

mix well..Now pour this in a container and freeze
This is how it looks once frozen

you can easily scoop them when they are frozen too..
It is because of the salt you add

Use this in your recipes..


  1. Hi aarthi,
    How cum u don't peel d garlic. Wen ground does its skin also get ground? it cums in ur mouth while u eat rite?

  2. @Anonymousyes the skin will be ground too.

  3. Hi Aarthi
    Is there any reason for not peeling the garlic skin?

  4. @Anonymousjust lazyness, you can peel them if you want to

  5. Once made and frozen, for how many days will this paste stay good?
    Should it be kept in the refrigerator always?

  6. @Zebathey will stay good for 3 months

  7. @Aarthi
    Garlic skin is very healthy and can be used with skin in almost any recipe that calls for garlic. i have rarely peeled garlic and use it whole in all my recipes.. rasam is tastier with skin on!

  8. Quick way to peel a garlic is to microwave it for about 10 s or fry it a bit on a pan.

  9. Any reason for leaving d chili stem on before grinding

  10. Hi ... could u tell me wat r t other recepies v can do wit chill garlic paste

    1. u can add it to any indo chinese dishes to poriyal and stir fry,


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