Monday, November 8, 2010

Ginger-Garlic Paste

Aah! One paste which we all Indians Absolutely LOVE! The aroma it gets into the dish is simply awesome, not to forget the taste it gives too! We usually make this paste at home and store it. It is used so much in our daily cooking, and that's the reason we always make sure we make enough and more of this paste and refrigerate it.

Ginger root -250 gms
Garlic Pods - 500 gms
We usually use Garlic and Ginger in the ratio 2:1 in quantity.


1.Wash and scrape the ginger root using a spoon or knife. Cut it into chunks.
2. Peel Garlic and chop them into pieces.
3.Grind the ginger and garlic together adding very little or no water to make a fine paste.
4. Store in air-tight containers and refrigerate.

Tip: To peel garlic easily and quickly, prep it either by roasting it a little on a griddle or microwaving it for 1 minute on the 'High' setting. The skin will peel off without any trouble. Another solution is to soak the cloves in a bowl of water for 2 minutes and then peel.

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