Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Home made Ginger garlic paste - இஞ்சி பூண்டு விழுது - Step by step

Ginger and garlic paste is an essential ingredients in most of our cooking. In India, we have stone grinder, so that we can grind the paste finely, with less amount of ginger and garlic. But ,here we cannot grind it finely , with less garlic and ginger. So I used to grind it in a batch and store it in refrigerator for atleast a week. It stays good though. This saves us some time, in the odd hours. Here comes the step by step procedure.  
Ingredients:
1.Ginger                  -          3 inch
2.Garlic                   -           1 big bunch
3.Oil                        -           1/4 tsp
4.Salt                       -           1/4 tsp
5.Water                   -            optional

 
 
 
Method:
* Wash the ginger root and pat dry it.

 
* Peel the skin  of ginger root and garlic cloves.
 
* Trim the edges of the ginger and cut into small pieces. Similarly chop the garlic cloves.
* Take a blender and add the ginger and garlic pieces into it. Pulse them together, till they are roughly blend. Scrape the sides of the blender.
 

 
 * Now add salt and oil to the blender and give it a pulse.
 
 
 
 * Now the mix would have grinded nicely.

 
Scoop out the ginger garlic paste from the blender and transfer it to a container. Now add little water and shake ,so that all the ginger garlic paste are collected.


 
Notes:
* Store the container in refrigerator.
* It remains fresh for atleast 7 to 10 days.
* If you want to store it more number of days ( which I don't like) ,then we can add little vinegar.
* We can also freeze the ginger garlic paste upto 3 months.
* Some times, the paste becomes light green in colour, the reason, is addition of more garlic to the amount of ginger. Still it remains good, except the colour. So increase the amount of ginger a bit.
* When we want, take it out from the fridge and use it, but make sure to return the bottle to the fridge.

11 comments:

Torviewtoronto said...

Lovely pictures

Swathi Iyer said...

Very useful post Savitha I like freshly grated ginger garlic paste though.

Veena Theagarajan said...

nice post.. HAving this paste in the fridge is always handy..

Poornima Porchelvan said...

Useful and well explained post. Thanks for sharing.

Manjula Bharath said...

so very well explained and useful post :) I too love to make home made ginger garlic paste :)

Arthy shama said...

Never knew fact that oil and salt is included. I always buy store-bought ones to save time, maybe its high time I tried this. Thanks for sharing :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious paste...home made are always good...

Roma said...

This is informative as well as easy to follow due to pictorial steps. Thanks for sharing.

Sangeetha Priya said...

very useful post with pictorials!!!

Nupur UK-Rasoi said...

I read somewhere that people steam it and keep it in fridge for longer... I wonder how would that turn out, never tried myself.. the pics are brilliant ! :)

Nithya Naveen said...

Very useful post. Clearly explained with pictures..

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