Oct 23, 2013

DIY - Ginger Garlic Paste

Homemade Ginger Garlic paste always adds an authentic flavor to your masala gravy curries which makes it more special.  Once you are used to use Fresh Ginger Garlic paste you will never buy it from store. That's for sure! The recipe is very simple to make at home. All you need is to have Ginger and Garlic at the same time in your kitchen. Some times I just make it a point to buy these in excessive to make Ginger Garlic Paste ahead and store it for up to 4 weeks. If you have this paste handy you can make lot of restaurant style dishes ready in minutes. Mushroom Masala Curry and Pot Roast Chicken are some of those dishes. Here is the recipe, Njoy!

Ginger - 1 cup
Garlic Cloves - 1 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
salt - 1/2 tsp

Peel Ginger and wash Ginger and chop into small chunks. Peel Garlic (or use Peeled store bought Garlic) and cut them into half if they are jumbo size. Take the chopped ginger and garlic slices into mixie jar (use mixie or coffee grinder or magic bullet).  Add oil while grinding. That aids to grind in smooth. Finally add salt and turmeric powder and pulse it one more time until everything mixes and becomes a smooth paste. Store it in dry Glass air tight Container. It can store fresh until 3 to 4 weeks in the refrigerator.


  • Salt and oil makes the paste smooth and aids for more shelf time.
  • Turmeric powder will help to give nice color and avoid the green color after some days. If you don't add turmeric powder the paste will turn into green color due to chemical reactions after 2 days ( even if you store it refrigerator)
  • I always buy peeled garlic ( from Costco or Indian Store) for this recipe to avoid peeling of excessive garlic which is boring.
  • Always use a dry spoon when you are ready to use ( to store longer)
  • Close the lid tight when you are storing in refrigerator, as the smell can easily spread to other foods.

take care until we meet here again


  1. Ginger garlic paste looks delicious . Homemade is always best.

  2. Lovely and delicious to look at ginger garlic paste.

  3. Home made is the best, adding turmeric is a nice tip.

  4. Cant imagine our cuisine without this gg paste.

  5. Yeah, adding a little turmeric adds color and reduces the pungent nature of garlic to some extent.



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