A pungent condiment used in Indian cooking. The paste is simply fresh ginger and fresh garlic, mashed into a paste and diluted with a little bit of water. Ginger garlic paste is used in Tika Masla as well as many curry dishes. The paste is typically fried and incorporated with other ingredients.
Make Garlic-Ginger Paste1/2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and coarse chopped6 cloves garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
Combine the peeled garlic and ginger in a small food processor or blender. Blend till smooth. Add 3 tablespoons of water, blend, set aside for immediate use or put in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate up to 3-4 days.
Garlic cloves, fresh ginger root and water. Sometimes oil is added for longer storage.