Homemade Ginger Garlic Paste Recipe with step by step photos. In Indian cuisines,ginger garlic paste is an essential and plays a vital role in most of the dishes such as biryani’s,pulao,kurma varieties, and in veg or non-veg curries too.
Homemade ginger garlic paste (Inji Poondu Paste) is easy and cheap than store-bought one if we prepare at home itself.There is no harmful preservatives or any artificial colors in the home products as in store-bought items. Therefore,it is always best and healthy if we make these kinds of things at home itself.
Usually, I do it as fresh while cooking but this paste is very useful for bachelors,newly married and working women’s as they do not want to peel and chop or grate ginger and garlic in the hurry bury morning cooking.
I have added salt,turmeric and sesame oil which acts as a natural preservative and helps to keep the paste fresh forever.It won’t allow changing the color of the paste.
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Homemade Ginger Garlic Paste Recipe
Ginger – 1 Cup
Garlic / Poondu – 1 Cup
Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Sesame Oil / Gingelly Oil – 2 tsp
Sea Salt / Crystal Salt / கல் உப்பு – 1 tsp
How to make ginger garlic paste at home with step by step photos
1. Remove husks from garlic (see the notes below for how to peel garlic) .Peel the skins off from the ginger using peeler or knife and wash it thoroughly and chop into small pieces.
2. Take a mixer jar or blender or food processor, add garlic, chopped ginger pieces, salt, turmeric, and sesame oil.Grind it to a smooth paste.
3. Homemade ginger garlic paste is ready now. Store it in a glass bottle and keep it in the fridge.Use a dry spoon when you take.
How to peel garlic in an easy way
Take garlic’s in a bowl or any container. Close it with a lid and shake it vigorously for about 20 seconds. Now open the lid and see how all the husks from the garlic pods got peeled easily.
Homemade ginger garlic paste recipe