Ginger Garlic Paste Recipe -
Ginger Garlic Paste Recipe
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Ginger Garlic Paste

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"After finding tons of recipes calling for ginger-garlic paste, but only finding ginger paste or garlic paste, but not both, at local grocery stores, I decided to find a recipe for it myself. Basically it is just equal amounts of ginger root and garlic pulsed together. Store in the refrigerator or freezer. You may use water in place of the oil, but it will not keep as long."

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Original recipe makes 8 ounces Change Servings
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    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. In a food processor, combine the garlic and ginger. Pulse to blend, adding small amounts of olive oil to facilitate the blending, until it makes a smooth paste. Refrigerate or freeze.
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Feb 06, 2007

Thanks! But I would also suggest to use half the amount of ginger .For eg.garlic-4oz, that the paste is better and more tastier!Thanks for posting anyway!

Sep 16, 2008

FYI you can get Ggarlic ginger paste at any Indian foods market The brand I use is Vimal. Just call your local Indian restaurant and ask them where the nearest market is. They will be glad to help.


19 Ratings

Jan 29, 2012

This was a bit time consuming to make, but the paste is such a handy thing to have around! I made three parts garlic to four parts ginger so the ginger isn't too overwhelming.

Jun 05, 2005

Thank you for creating this recipe. I went to several markets to find this paste and thought the same thing: I could make it myself. Well, it turned out very good!

Apr 18, 2008

EASY EASY EASY!!! What a money saver! I can't understand someone having a hard time making this. I used a veggie peeler on refrigerated ginger root (took maximum of 2 mins!!!), and pre minced garlic, with extra LIGHT olive oil as not to interfere with the flavors. Took me about 5 mins total, if that! Wish everything could be homemade this easily! Thanks!

Feb 16, 2010

Used for Butter Chicken, and used jarred ginger and garlic. I'm sure fresh would have been better, but this def served it's purpose!

Aug 16, 2012

Five stars (with reservations!) - This was excellent for use in Indian butter chicken recipe. But as a general health warning -- garlic infused in oil should NEVER be kept at room temperature or stored in the refrigerator for long periods of time -- it can lead to botulism poisoning. Use this ginger-garlic paste immediately or store in the freezer for future use. The jarred varieties you find in the store all have preservatives in them for just this reason.

Jan 20, 2009

I needed garlic paste and ginger paste to make Grilled 'Fusion' Pork Chops so I whipped up this paste and it was perfect! Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 24 kcal
  • 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.9 g
  • 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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