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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Homemade Ginger Garlic Paste Recipe - How to make ginger garlic paste

Homemade Ginger Garlic Paste Recipe
I know most of us make ginger garlic paste at home may be with slight variations. A reader recently asked for the recipe thats the reason I made this post. Here is my version of making it.
Homemade Ginger Garlic Paste Recipe

Homemade Ginger Garlic Paste Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 20 mins | Processing Time : 10 mins | Makes : 1 cup
Recipe Category: Preserve | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Ginger - 3/4 cup chopped roughly
Garlic - 3/4 cup chopped roughly
Oil - 1 tsp
Water - 1/2 tsp


  1. Peel off the skin of ginger and garlic and chop them roughly. Add it to the mixer with oil.
    How to make ginger garlic paste - Step1
  2. And grind it coarsely.Then add water and pulse it once to get a semi coarse paste.Store in an airtight container. Refrigerate it.
    How to make ginger garlic paste - Step2
Do not add more water which will not give more shelf life.
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My Notes:

  • Always use a clean washed and wiped spoon.
  • It keeps well for atleast a month when refrigerated and handles properly.
  • Reducing water while grinding keeps the shelf life more.
  • You can also add a pinch of turmeric powder if you want.
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Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Any specific reason for adding oil? I never do that, but I add whole spices cinnamon, cardamom and clove which helps retain the coarseness while grinding and also gives a nice flavour.

  2. @Ummsumayya : Yes oil is added to avoid spoiling...

  3. Thanks a lot for sharing ginger garlic paste.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. Hi. This paste comes out so handy in cooking, some people add vinegar or lemon instead of oil for preserving but personally I hate the acidic taste.


    1. Me too , the commercial paste available is full of acid and it invariably spoils the taste of the dishs where there is no need for any acids .

  5. I add salt also if you want to conserve it for few more days in fridge..Very hand paste definitely.

  6. This is always handy..yah me too keep a small homemade ginger garlic in fridge. Hey wood kadachiducha ???? Super.

  7. thanks for d recipe, Ma'am... Shall we store d paste in ziplock bags or only air tight boxes should b used?

  8. @Madhu : Use a clean airtight container.

  9. I also make this at home. This is a very useful paste.

  10. I now freeze a piece of ginger which works really well. Do you think this paste will freeze?

  11. Hi Sharmilee

    I always only add oil...Do you add water too?

  12. Ginger garlic paste is a necessity in indian kitchen! Very useful post. For the paste to stay unrotten for even longer, I shallow fry it for couple of minutes, so that the extra water evaporates.

  13. wow...i am drooling here seeling all teh beautiful clicks..perfectly done dear...

  14. as for the ginger garlic paste I always think that making them fresh is the best. but ur tips will be greatful for busy moms. great post dear.

  15. aLL the receipes are very delision mam,, superb, i have tired all ur recepies... thanks for the lovely site.. thank you very much...


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