How to Make Ginger Garlic Paste at Home (Step-by-step Recipe)

by Rachna

Ginger garlic paste is commonly used in South Asian and Indian cuisine. If you regularly cook these cuisines, it makes sense to make your own ginger garlic paste to use in curries or otherwise. The recipe is pretty easy to make if you follow a few simple tricks. And the taste and aroma are so much better than the packaged stuff that you get in the market.

ginger garlic paste

There really is no reason not to make ginger garlic paste at home because the process only takes about 2-5 minutes. Of course, peeling and chopping the ginger and garlic take a bit of time. But otherwise, making ginger garlic paste is super easy and not to be mention cheap when done at home.

Here’s how to make ginger garlic paste at home:

Ingredients

1 cup chopped ginger

1 cup chopped garlic

2 tbsp. vegetable oil

1 tsp. salt

Recipe to make ginger garlic paste at home

1. Peel, wash and dry ginger and garlic thoroughly. Try to use fresh ginger and garlic.

2. Chop them and keep aside.

3. Add salt to chopped ginger and garlic and blend together in a blender.

ginger garlic paste

4. Towards the end of blending, add vegetable oil little by little to form a smooth paste.

homemade ginger garlic paste

5. Your ginger garlic paste is ready. Store in a sterilized jar and use as needed.

ginger garlic paste

Pro Tips:

  1. Do not use any water in the process of blending.
  2. To peel garlic easily, soak the pods in water for about 15 minutes. Make sure to dry out the cloves of garlic thoroughly after peeling.
  3. Use 2 tbsp. of oil as it helps in preserving the paste from spoiling.
  4. Only use a neutral tasting vegetable oil like sunflower, canola, corn etc.
  5. Remember to adjust the salt in your recipe as the paste has some salt.
  6. I prefer using 1:1 ratio of ginger and garlic for a balanced paste.
  7. Sterilize the jar by boiling it in hot water for about 5 minutes.d
  8. Use your ginger garlic paste in your cooking. This will stay fresh for 2-4 weeks when stored in the refrigerator.
ginger garlic paste
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Homemade Ginger Garlic Paste

This post gives simple method to make your own fresh and economical ginger garlic paste at home that lasts for weeks. Follow my easy method and tips.

Course Condiment, Paste
Cuisine Indian
Keyword ginger garlic paste, homemade ginger garlic paste
recipe ginger garlic paste
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 267 kcal
Author Rachna Parmar

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped ginger
  • 1 cup chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. salt

Instructions

  1. Peel, wash and dry ginger and garlic thoroughly. Try to use fresh ginger and garlic.
  2. Chop them and keep aside.
  3. Add salt to chopped ginger and garlic and blend together in a blender.
  4. Towards the end of blending, add vegetable oil little by little to form a smooth paste.
  5. Your ginger garlic paste is ready. Store in a sterilized jar and use as needed.

Recipe Notes

1. Do not use any water in the process of blending.
2. To peel garlic easily, soak the pods in water for about 15 minutes. Make sure to dry out the cloves of garlic thoroughly after peeling.
3. Use 2 tbsp. of oil as it helps in preserving the paste from spoiling.
4. Only use a neutral tasting vegetable oil like sunflower, canola, corn etc.

5. Remember to adjust the salt in your recipe as the paste has some salt.
6. I prefer using 1:1 ratio of ginger and garlic for a balanced paste.
7. Sterilize the jar by boiling it in hot water for about 5 minutes.d
8. Use your ginger garlic paste in your cooking. This will stay fresh for 2-4 weeks when stored in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Ginger Garlic Paste
Amount Per Serving
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Sodium 973mg42%
Potassium 472mg13%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 131mg13%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

How to Keep Your Ginger Garlic Paste Fresh

Here are a few tips to keep your ginger garlic paste fresh:

  1. Thoroughly dry your ginger and garlic after peeling and washing. Make sure there is no water there. I keep them on a kitchen towel and let them air dry.
  2. Always use only dry spoon to take out the paste from the jar.
  3. Use sterilized glass jars for storing the paste.
  4. Use the given amount of oil and salt to help preserve the paste for longer.
  5. Always keep the ginger garlic paste refrigerated. Do not leave it out on the counter when you are cooking. Take the required quantity and keep the bottle back in the fridge immediately.
  6. It is fine if the paste goes a bit discoloured. This generally happens due to exposure to air.
  7. You can make ginger and garlic paste separately if your cooking needs them separately.
  8. Make sure that you don’t use any water while grinding the paste.

How Long Does the Ginger Garlic Paste Last

1. I made my bottle of paste a couple of weeks back. It is still very fresh in aroma and taste. So you can easily keep the paste in the fridge for 2 weeks to a month if you follow the above precautions.

2. If you freeze the paste in case you have made a large batch, it can last you for upto six months when kept in the freezer.

If you like this recipe of homemade ginger garlic paste with tips, do leave a * star rating either on the recipe card or in the comments. Thanks.

Do make this paste and use in your cooking. Share with me your experience in the comments.

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