Wednesday, May 31, 2017

How to prepare ginger garlic paste?

Ginger garlic paste is a mixture of ginger and garlic cloves. It is commonly used in curries and many vegetable dishes in India. Ever since I started cooking, it was that one time I bought ginger garlic paste and when I sniffed the bottle, I felt really bad for buying it. That's when I decided "Never buy Ginger Garlic paste outside!"


Why to buy a paste outside, when you can easily make it at home? It can be easily made at home using a mortar and pestle. To save time, it can be grinded, stored and used for a week. Here's the method of how I do:

Ingredients:
- Ginger and garlic in equal quantities
- Water little bit

Method:

  • Peel the garlic cloves. I put 2 full garlic. Equally take the ginger. Peel it and cut the ginger into pieces.



  • In a blender, add the chopped ginger and garlic cloves. 
  • Blend it dry. Then add little bit water and get a thick smooth paste.
Note: Do not add too much water as it will reduce the storage time.

  • Store it in a glass or air tight container and refrigerate it.
  • Use it whenever needed.

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