Garlic Ginger Paste, also known as garlic ginger masala is the perfect paste to jazz up any recipe. Leave out the salt for a salt-free version. Make your own easily at home by simply mixing together Garlic cloves and Ginger roots.

 

You know that little bit of magic you taste in so many restaurant dishes? By making your own homemade garlic ginger paste, you achieve the same enhanced flavor.

 

This paste truly does add more than one dimension to a dish and leaves your taste buds craving for more.

 

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What is Garlic Ginger Paste?

It is a crushed mixture of raw ginger roots and garlic cloves. Optionally, salt, oil and/or tumeric powder are added to the paste while crushing for preservation purposes.

 

This compounded mixture is not only used in Indian and African Cuisine but it is also used in Thai and Italian cuisine.

 

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Garlic and Ginger are Healthy for You

Some of the benefits of ginger include:

  • Reducing gas/bloating and improving digestion.
  • Relieving nausea.
  • Easing cold or flu.
  • Relieving pain.
  • Reducing inflammation.
  • Supporting cardiovascular health.
  • Lowering cancer risk.

 

 

Some of the benefits of garlic include:

  • Boosting the function of the immune system.
  • Reducing blood pressure.
  • Improving cholesterol levels, which lower the risk of heart diseases.
  • Contains antioxidants that help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.
  • Improving athletic performance.
  • Detoxifying heavy metals in the body.
  • Improving bone health.

 

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What Goes in Garlic Ginger Paste

  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Turmeric Powder (optional)

 

 

How To Make Garlic Ginger Paste

  1. First of all, peel and wash garlic; Set aside
  2. Meanwhile, rinse and peel the ginger roots.
  3. Roughly chop the ginger and add to the garlic.
  4. In a food processor/Blender, combine the garlic, ginger, salt, turmeric powder and oil.
  5. Last but not least, pulse to blend, and if necessary, add more oil to facilitate the blending, until you get a smooth paste.
  6. Finally, transfer the paste in a clean glass jar and seal.

 

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Tips For Peeling Garlic

Soak the garlic cloves in a bowl of warm water and let them sit for a few minutes. Remove the cloves from the water and use a small knife to remove the skin.

 

Tips For Peeling Ginger

Hold ginger firmly in one hand and a spoon in the other hand.  Simply use the edge of the spoon to scrape the root, and the skin will flake away. 

 

When To Use Garlic Ginger Paste In Recipes?

Use the paste in any recipe calling for garlic and ginger to add SO much flavor!

Undoubtedly, this simple blend can be used on just about anything, from potatoes, to soup, to casseroles.

I find that adding this paste to Stews and Curries adds a layer of dimension that cannot be replaced.

Furthermore, it can be used to marinate meat, fish, chicken and vegetables too.

I used it today to make Air fryer garlic-ginger Chicken Thighs and they were amazingly delicious.  

 

 

How to Store Ginger Garlic Paste

Keep it in an air-tight glass container and keep in the fridge for 2 to 3 weeks.

To freeze, store in an air-tight freezer-suitable container and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Alternatively, use ice cube trays to portion them and once frozen, easily pop them out and store in freezer bags in the freezer.  

Leave in the fridge overnight to thaw.

 

 

Why Store Garlic Ginger Paste in Glass and not Plastic

Glass containers are overall safer for food storage than plastic. Chemicals from plastic containers may migrate from the plastic into your food. 

Glass food storage containers don’t leach unwanted, poisonous chemicals in food.

 

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Why Add Turmeric In The Paste

Turmeric is one of the spices most widely used as a preservative due to its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.  For this reason, I add it in the paste.  

 

 

How To Make Salt-Free Version

Watching Sodium? No worries! Simply omit the salt in the recipe and you have a flavorful paste for mere pennies.

 

Tips

  • Always use clean and dry container for storing.
  • If possible, do not add water to the ginger garlic paste.
  • Oil, salt and turmeric help to preserve the paste.

 

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Garlic Ginger Paste Recipe

Garlic Ginger Paste, also known as garlic ginger masala is the perfect paste to jazz up any recipe. Leave out the salt for a salt-free version.
Course Condiment
Cuisine African, Indian
Keyword garlic ginger paste
Prep Time 5 minutes
Blending Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Jayne Rain

Equipment

  • Blender/Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 500 g Ginger
  • 500 g Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 100 ml Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder

Instructions

  • Peel and wash garlic; Set aside
  • Rinse and peel the ginger roots.
  • Roughly chop the ginger and add to the garlic
  • In a food processor/blender, combine the garlic, ginger, salt, turmeric powder, and oil.
  • Pulse to blend, adding oil to facilitate the blending, until you get a smooth paste.
  • Transfer the paste in a clean glass jar and seal.

Notes

  • Always use clean and dry container for storing.
  • Do not add any water while grinding.
  • Oil, salt and turmeric help to preserve garlic ginger paste.
 

 

 

 

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