Wednesday, February 13, 2013

How To Freeze Ginger-garlic Paste

Sometimes its too hard for me to live without my freezer,even i can say that i cant imagine my life without my freezer,yep i do freeze so many foods,legumes,vegetables and many more stuffs in it. Its been a while,i want to post something useful for many of us.

Ginger garlic paste is very much indispensable in Indian cuisine.In India,we usually make ginger garlic paste freshly whenever we make masala based foods, but if you are living in abroad, we dont have enough time to prepare this famous paste whenever we need and obviously we will go for a huge batch of ginger garlic paste  to last a month and conserve them in fridge.

But sometimes, if we keep this famous ginger garlic paste in fridge for a long,personally i felt like saying that they lose somehow their aroma and i dont like it,so i started freezing them using an icecube tray long back. For my surprise, those ginger garlic paste cubes stayed prefect for almost three months in freezer and they are really handy. One cube of this paste is almost one tablespoon and you can add these cubes as per need to the dish you are planning to do. Its going to be almost more than three years,am ritually following this method to store this indispensable paste.

These cubes conserved in a zip loc bag or a freezer friendly bag, stay very much prefect for several months. Since ever i started making this cubes, i usually make my ginger garlic paste in huge batch and i'll freeze them as cubes using my usual icecube tray and once they are well freezed i'll take off those cubes from the tray and arrange them in a freezer friendly bags and  i'll keep them in freezer for further use.


1cup Ginger (peeled & sliced)
1cup Garlic cloves
1tbsp White vinegar

Grind the ginger,garlic cloves and vinegar without water as fine and smooth paste.

Fill the icecube tray with enough ginger garlic paste and keep the tray in freezer for overnite.

Next day morning,remove the ginger garlic paste cubes from the ice cube tray as we do to remove the ice cubes and arrange in a freezer friendly bag.

Conserve it in freezer and use as per need.

43 comments:

  1. Extremely a helpful post Priya.Thanks.

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  2. Aka I have been so lazy to even do this :( but great tip. Also I don't like the smell of the paste that gets caught with other items in the fridge. So this is one useful post

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  3. I agree with u sis...Indians and ginger garlic paste are inseparable...I always blend and keep the paste in an airtight container...this is a great idea..

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  4. Nice Post Priya...Like the shape of the ginger garlic cubes

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  5. I do freeze my ginger garlic paste but your idea of making them in cubes simply great one dear!!!

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  6. Hi priya, i do the exact way but skipping the vinegar and adding turmeric and freeze. Its so versatile and convinent. U got a gud load of easy recipes. Thanks and god bless u.

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  7. well prepared and very informative...
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  8. Very useful post dear. Thanks for sharing.

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    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/02/beet-carrot-salad.html

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  9. this would make everyday cooking so easy... thanks for sharing!

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  10. Wow what a cool idea:-) waiting to fill my ice tray with the ginger garlic paste!

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  11. never tried to freeze ginger-garlic paste.. nice idea..

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  12. I like this idea of freezing the ginger garlic paste. Will try soon.

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  13. very important ingredient in every kitchen pantry..awesome idea Priya...

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  14. looks very handy dear,great way to store ginger garlic paste..Useful post!!

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  15. wow super and useful post priya

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  16. Gorgeous pic.... wonderful post dear..

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  17. do not use vinegar but I do something like this.

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  18. Very practical. I first thought they were some kind of fruit.

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  19. never thought like dis...freezing idea sounds new.

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  20. never thought like dis...freezing idea sounds new.

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  21. love this idea... those little cubes look like candies :-)

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  22. Priya they look cute, nice idea of storing

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  23. Priya, they look like neat squares of candy or caramel! :-)

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  24. Even I use to do this way, but haven't tried with vinegar hope it will help to stay long..

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  25. great post I will start doing this as the jar in the Indian stores are not natural :-)

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  26. I was looking for a good way to make and store ginger garlic paste.Love the shape of your ice tray.

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  27. I freeze it too. Time saver for the busy days.

    Vardhini
    Event: Sweet Luv - 2013

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  28. great idea, sometimes I usedto freeze them in small container, but these cubes are just awesome, must try them.

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  29. Amazing post...very helpful...Same way we can freeze the vegetable stockings and even soups....

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  30. thanks for the great tip,very useful...

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  31. wow nice idea priya,i used to do this for pesto,green chutney,chilli paste..never thought of ginger garlic paste thanks for sharing fab idea..

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  32. Got nice freezing tips from u, now-days i too follow ur method, chop vegs when is fresh n freeze them, really help me in busy days n reduce my cookjng time...thsnk u Priya!
    thanks for this idea too!

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  33. hi Priya

    we do this for making tomato cubes. whenever i need it, i just 3-4 cubes and use it for gravy, soup etc.

    the ginger garlic cubes looks great.

    raji

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  34. I now live in France and there is a total lack of Indian restaurants and also spices so I import them. Your ideas for freezing garlic and ginger is ideal as there are times when we cannot get fresh ginger. I even had to convince one supermarket to stock it and we buy huge amounts. It is so good in cold weather. Your site and ideas are wonderful. From a non Asian addicted to Indian food in a strange land - thank you for your help in feeding us our favourite food.

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