Ginger garlic paste is a versatile condiment used in Indian cooking. It is made by blending ginger and garlic together into a paste. You can use this paste in curries, marinades, and even as a dipping sauce.
Making ginger garlic paste in a Vitamix is quick and easy, and the resulting paste is incredibly flavorful. In this article, I’ll discuss the whole process step by step. Also, I will provide some tips on how you can use this paste, as well as how to store it.
How to Make Ginger Garlic Paste?
If you’re unfamiliar with this paste, you may have a query: Is it ok to mix ginger and garlic together or not? Yes, it’s perfectly fine to make ginger and garlic paste together. The two ingredients complement each other well; the resulting paste is flavorful. In fact, many Indian recipes call for both ginger and garlic to be used together.
To make the paste, take some fresh ginger and garlic. It’s better to select smooth, firm, and plump ginger. Also, make sure that the garlic is not sprouting.
Now peel the ginger and garlic. You can skip this step if you’re using organic ginger and garlic.
Cut the ginger into small pieces. There is no need to mince it. Just rough chopped is fine. Do the same with the garlic. Now let’s see the final process:
- 1 cup of peeled and chopped ginger
- 1 cup of peeled and chopped garlic
- 1/2 cup of water
1) Add all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed. (If you want a thinner paste, you can add more water. If you want a thicker paste, you can add less water.)
2) Secure the lid, start the blender on low speed, and gradually increase it to high.
3) Blend for 1-2 minutes or until the ingredients are fully combined and a smooth paste has formed.
4) Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the container if necessary.
5) Once the desired consistency is achieved, turn off the blender. (If you find the paste too thick, add a little more water until it reaches the desired consistency.)
6) Transfer the paste into a clean jar or container and store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
So, now that you know how to make this paste at home, try it! I’m sure you’ll be impressed by the flavor and versatility of this tasty condiment.
Advantages of Making Ginger Garlic Paste at Home
Nowadays, you can find ginger garlic paste in almost every grocery store. However, there are many advantages to making it at home, and here are some:
You can control the quality of ingredients: When you make this paste at home, you can control the quality of the ingredients. Furthermore, you can use fresh, organic ginger and garlic, and you can be sure that there are no preservatives or additives.
Making this paste at home is less expensive than buying it at the store.
More flavorful: Homemade ginger garlic paste is more flavorful than the store-bought variety.
More versatile: You can control the consistency when you make this paste at home. If you want a thinner paste, you can add more water. On the other hand, if you want a thicker paste, you can add less water.
Easy to make: Making this paste is very easy. All you need is a blender or food processor.
How Can You Use Ginger Garlic Paste?
Ginger garlic paste is a versatile condiment that can be used in many different ways. Here are some ideas:
Add it to curries, stews, and soups for extra flavor.
Use it as a marinade for meats, poultry, and fish.
Use it as a condiment for grilled kielbasa.
Stir it into rice or quinoa dishes.
Add it to homemade salad dressings.
Use it as a dipping sauce for bread or vegetables.
You can store Ginger garlic paste in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. I recommend storing it in a clean, airtight jar or container. Before storing, if you find that the paste is getting too thick, you can add a little bit of water to thin it out.
Also, this can happen due to mixing excessive water and storing it in a non-airtight container. So, if you don’t want your paste to turn green, make sure to store it properly.
In this article, I’ve shown the process step by step and provided some tips on how to use ginger garlic paste and store it. Hopefully, you find this information helpful. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below. Thank you for reading!