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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

~ HOMEMADE GINGER PASTE ~


Another important ingredient in spicy preparations, Ginger has many health benefits. Adding this paste gives every recipe a very unique flavor, hence this is a must have in my kitchen ..

BREAK THE GINGER ROOT into manageable pieces such that you can pick each part & peel it with a potato peeler

Collect all the peeled ginger in a utensil that has holes (in which we soak poha)

WASH the ginger in running water till it is clean & add the fine sand particles are removed.

GRIND Fill ginger in a blender jar upto half the capacity, add water enough to soak all the ginger, for a cupful of ginger, you will need 1 teaspoon of salt, so add salt accordingly

Blend to a very fine paste in small batches.

Store in a container without lid. Refrigerate this paste & don't put any lid on it. Everytime you open the fridge, fresh air cirulates in the fridge & it will not spoil the paste for weeks.

Also salt acts as a preservative to keep this paste fresh longer

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