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Monday, May 17, 2010

Homemade-ginger-garlic-paste

       
        I used to buy ginger garlic paste in the stores, after I started cooking . My parents side and in-laws side still wont use Ginger garlic paste in any of there cookingSurprise!!  Even if I cook for them anytime,I use it carefully that they wont know that smell Doh
        I used to buy a famous brand in Mustafa where I do my monthly groceries shopping,then one fine day I could not find that and I was sceptical in buying/trying the other brands,then friends suggested this and that and hooked on another brand,again that too disappeared!Phbbbttt  . It always happens there,suddenly the usual brand they keep will disappear and another new one will be there…the problem is…. that’s the only shop where I do the shopping…
      You may wonder why I didn't tried at home,well ,every one needs a good reason to start something new right!! I am first of all lazy,the second thing is I tried once or twice and I don't know where I went wrong,the ratio or what,but it dint smell good! Then when the situation is like I have to do at home,then I tried myself seeing the ratio in other blogs and tried at home,and now I never care to see if the stock is there or no in the shops ! But I don't remember which blogs I referred,so please don't sue me if its yours! Worried.
Peas-Pulav-recipe

GINGER GARLIC PASTE 

INGREDIENTS

Ginger chopped roughly 1 cup
Garlic flakes ( Big variety) 1 cup
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Oil 3/4 tblsp

Method:

  1. Peel the ginger skin( I get big palm size ginger,so I use the vegetable peeler and just peel the skin of ginger) and garlic ( I took garlic flakes from 3 –4 whole bulbs).Take equal amount,first grind ginger for a  minute with turmeric and oil and then add the garlic.
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  3. Grind to a smooth paste. Don’t use your hands to mix at any time while grinding,use spoon.Transfer the paste to clean air tight containers and store in refrigerator. You may use for a month if you handle well.
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Note:
  • Use always clean spoon.Never let your hand touch the insides of the mouth of the bottle while you scoop the GG paste. Other wise it will ruin and turn black in the sides.
  • Take out of the fridge only when you need and keep back immediately after you use!
  • Turmeric and oil gives a good colour and they serve as  natural preservatives  too!

And now a simple recipe that you can find every where ,still I am posting Nerd:

PEAS PULAV /PULA0 / PILAF

Peas-pulao

INGREDIENTS

Basmati rice 1 cup
Peas 1/3 cup
Onion 1, large
Green chillies 2-3 nos.
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Salt as per ur taste
Water 1 & 1/4 cup
To temper:
Oil+ Ghee 2 tblsp
Pattai /cinnamon 1 inch piece
Jeera/Shah jeera 1 tsp
Bay leaf 1

 

Method:

  1. Soak the basmati rice for atleast 20 minutes.Slice the onion and slit the green chillies.Heat the cooker and directly add the oil+ ghee and add the seasonings.Add the onion,green chillies and reduce the flame and fry for a minute.Add the ginger garlic paste and again fry for a minute.Add the peas(I used frozen) and fry in low flame for 2 minutes.
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  3. Add the soaked rice,salt and water and mix well.Let it boil and then close the cooker and reduce the flame to low and cook for 7-9 minutes.Let the pressure get down by itself and then mix carefully and serve hot with any rich gravy or simply dal or subjis.
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            I served with Cauliflower subji.

With Subzi

You can also use thin coconut milk in place of water,which enhances the taste… This is very simple yet delicious rice,you can use your imagination and add more spice to the dish!
Note:
  • Never fry the onions and ginger garlic paste in high flame or till burnt,which will give a dull coloured pulav!
Sending my Agathi keerai thanni saaru and Keerai kootu to Preeti’s Green gourmet Event .


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80 comments:

  1. Gorgeous looking pulav and loved the click. Thanks for sharing ginger garlic paste prep.

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  2. My favorite pulao.....nice click too.I add some vinegar or lime juice instead of oil to GG paste.Must try your version too.

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  3. Yummy and perfect pulav ... I love the picture of fridge and written as "raks ginger garlic paste" so cute dear... Asusual everything is awesome...

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  4. I was looking for ginger garlic paste too .. it is really painful to grind everytime and store bought is definitely not as healthy as home made ...

    I am gonna try it too .. Hey I love that Raks Ginger garlic on the bottle da... Brilliant it is

    Oh yeah Pulav looks super yummy and perfect

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  5. Thanks for the step-by-step method dear as I never really made ginger garlic paste, but always add them separately when needed. May be I will too try this method and that peas pulav looks heavenly :)

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  6. Wow.. yummy.. :) I love ginger and garlic so much. Would try to add it to every kind of food I prepare. :)

    Pulav looks really yummy :)

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  7. Hey that sounds surprising to me....I've never tried shop bought gg paste at all....Adding turmeric is new to me...Let me try it out next time. Luved the idea of adding 'Raks Home made gg paste' on the bottle. And peas pulav is yummmy..I've my version too lil diff....urs look perfect!

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  8. Lovely pics..pulav looks delicious..u must be very bored yday ...;)

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  9. @Priti Ya thats y I made a post too .... hehe

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  10. i add green chillies too and then hot oil..
    pulao looks yumm..

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  11. wow .a good reason to start something new thats good.so finally u prepared the GG paste at home.superb..i really liked the last picture Rak's homemade GG paste.
    The Pulao looks so delicious..perfectly done..

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  12. looks too delicious raks, beautiful one

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  13. i too tried this GGpaste after getting the recipe from ur ovr phone and was about to tell u to blog this.Will surely benefit for everyone.nice picture of the lablelled bottle.
    Peas pulo looks simply delicious.i too make it in the same way, but i dont use onions.

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  14. GG paste is really commendable.useful !! Pulao looks very nice..I too make it in the same way :)

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  15. I always decide that I'll prepare GG paste and store but haven't done yet.. always prepare it on last minute !

    Now that your beautiful pics have reminded me again, will prepare it !

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  16. good idea to prepare ginger garlic paste at home. Pulav looks so colorful and yummy.

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  17. hey,ur gold bangle is nice and pretty..oops I have tried GG paste with vinegar...ur recipe is simple and so easy to do..Start a brand products in sg,raks masala products.. :-)

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  18. nice post Raks every thing looks great and peas pulav is my all time fav. looks tempting ......

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  19. I love that ''Raks ginger garlic paste''on the bottle, As always, wonderful clicks!!, My favourite pulao, I do not make paste but always grind them with other ingredients when making dishes in the last minute, I rarely use ginger garlic paste, I just keep a small bottle of it in stock (shop bought one!!) thanks for the recipe.., I should start making my own!!

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  20. My all time favourite pulav Raji..super irruku..I cant live without GG paste:)..

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  21. wonderfula nd refreshing mild green color..lovely..and awesomec cliks...i add lemon juice to ggp......

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  22. Pulav looks delicious. Beatiful clicks. Glad you posted homemade GG. It will surely benefit many. I don't use too much of garlic in cooking. May be I can try making ginger paste your way. Loved the labelled bottle in the fridge.

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  23. My favorite pulao. looks yummy.nice clicks

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  24. lovely ginger-garlic paste...n the pulao is fab too...

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  25. I am somehow averse to the commercial paste :-) Liked that last click best with the Rak's brand name on it ...lol!

    simple and nice pulav!

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  26. U can as well rely on freshly made paste. One inch of ginger with 3-4 cloves of fat garlic (increse the number of cloves if they are small) makes an ideal combo. For the kind of dishes u make the fresh paste would taste great! Lovely pulao Raks! So many of your recipes ave become everyday menu at home! Thanks a lot dear!

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  27. @Priya He he you have exploring eyes ;) Will analyse on home made products ;D

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  28. @rajesh Thanks Rajesh for the tip, I like the idea,far so I was not sure about the ratio,sure this would help me... and thanks for the feed back about my recipes! It motivates me a lot! :)

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  29. Great idea. I hate those ginger-garlic paste in the stores which has a nasty smell like vinegary or no taste of G-G paste at all. Homemade is excellent and easy to use. Looks so cute with your name on t too!:)

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  30. Thanks for sending two lovely recipes raks!

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  31. Oh Raks I love the jar in which you have written Raks Ginger Garlic Paste .... Personalized :-)I have never added turmeric in the paste. The pulao looks delicious and ususual nice clicks

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  32. Mouth watering.

    I read your blog regularly and i have been inspired to start my own. Please do visit sometime

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  33. Awesome!!!! Awesome!!!! nice recipe for Gg paste..thanx a ton for sharing this...
    Peas pulao looks divine...

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  34. Raji,

    Ginger garlic paste looks really good, I make fresh one always. Peas pulav is also yummy.

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  35. Looks excellent!! I make this paste too!!

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  36. Perfect Looking Peas Pulav..Simply loved the caption on the ginger garlic paste bottle.

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  37. Great idea.. Thanks for sharing..
    Yummy and perfect pulav...

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  38. Wowwwwwwwwwww... mouth watering pulav.. looks perfect and tasty.. nice clicks too.. :)

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  39. such an awesome idea of making your own brand of ginger garlic paste. I liked the idea, maybe you must give it a try. Now that you have the recipe to use it just add it to the back and market it. Cannot refuse, may be soon it will be a house hold name.Wonderful idea to take the click with brand name on the bottle. Think about it.

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  40. Peas pulav looks so perfect and so tasty...the rice is so fluffy...totally delicious click :) For the ginger garlic paste, I add some salt while grinding. This gives sufficient moisture to grind and is a good preservative also :)

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  41. I always found the store bought as Vinegar which cannot be used in kichdi, etc...I only do at home!The pulav and gobi hmm vittuku varen :)

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  42. Yummy puloa. thats lovely to share ginger and garlic paste. I am gonna try it this week.

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  43. yummy pulao, lovley pictures. I also prepare ginger garlci paste but i never used turmeric, next time i will follow.

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  44. i always tell myself i should make ginger garlic paste at home instead of buying the bottled stuff. you are my inspiration!

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  45. Adding turmeric powder to ginger - garlic paste sounds new to me..
    Must give a try:-)

    Pulav looks perfect and awesome click as usual....

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  46. thanks 4 sharing the gg paste method...a gr8 help!

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  47. A paste is so much easier than peeling at the time of requirement..Love how nicely the grains are separated in your rice.

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  48. wow ginger garlic paste..will try it at home. luvly pic too.pulav also luks very much tempting

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  49. GG paste by own hands that's awesome raks.Your pics are more welcoming as always but it does tickles my taste bud as well.Luscious peas pulav.

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  50. lovely peas pulao...
    I think everyone uses their own ratios for ginger-garlic paste... but love the jar labe;. Very cute!

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  51. wow! Lovely label on the jar! Hey ymmy looking peas plav!My fav!Thanks for the recipe

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  52. love the name on the bottle :)
    and thanks for the tip about the pulao getting a dull colour.. I always have that problem. loved both the recipes :)

    - Indhu (www.thayirsaadham.com)

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  53. Lovely pulav Raji.. Mine often changes color from white to off white.. Now I know why! Thanks for the tip!
    And a very good recipe for GG paste..!

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  54. nice instructions for the ginger garlic paste!!
    the pulav looks perfect and delicious too!!!

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  55. Simply superb pulao..nice post

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  56. wow.. nice clicks.. looks really awesome dear..

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  57. Its just the opposite, my Mommy buys readymade ginger-garlic paste from the stores always...but I never do that! And its hard to believe when you say 'lazy'...comeon, you really rock in the kitchen and blog:) Loved the caption on the bottle, so nice:)Wonderful pilaf...

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  58. Hy Dear,

    Pulav looks awesome n delicious. I am ready to have those for lunch today.

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  59. oh gosh..ur rice looks soo perfect...very tempting pic raks..

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  60. Lovely Pulao. Amazing photos.

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  61. I too prepare g-g paste in the same way.Peas Pulav looks fabulous!!

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  62. Hey Raji
    Pulav looks yummy and GG paste looks awesome...actually right now I'm making your version of Tomato rice..will let you know!

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  63. படங்கள் எப்பொழுதும் போல கலக்கல்...அருமையான இஞ்சி பூண்டு விழுது மற்றும் புலாவ்...சூப்பப்ர்...

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  64. Peas pulav is so tempting!!! GG paste is so easy to make!!!! will definitely try it out!!! Nice way of Copyrighting ur Masala Bottle

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  65. i make 3-4 bottels of GG paste and freeze them. I keep only 1 bottle at a time in the refrigerator. I dont know we could add turmeric and oil to preserve it! will do that next time. thanks for the tip.

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  66. this looks delicious...

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  67. Lovely Raks... I've made this and it turned out excellent. I've linked back here. My post is http://our-cherished-world.blogspot.com/2011/02/green-peas-pulao.html

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  68. This was a superhit at home.. I tried a puloa for the first time.. And this one was super easy and tasty with the cauliflower subzi :)

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  69. hi raks
    i made peas pulao...it came out yummy...very tasty...i love it....nowa days before any menu...i refer ur website....thanks again.

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  70. Hi Raks,

    You can add a pinch of salt(natural preservative) while grinding the gg paste.I learnt it from a cookery show.

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  71. Thx a ton dear. Earlier I used to grind them separately as didn't know the ratio. Now it's much easier; thx to you :)

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  72. After seeing this post i started making my own gg paste in big quantities and freeze them cuz they change color if i keep them in fridge. thank u so much raks.

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  73. Can green chilli paste be added in ginger garlic paste as a preservative? if yes then how much long time?

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  74. Can green chillies paste be added in Ginger Garlic paste and can be kept as preservative? If yes then how much long time?

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    1. I am not sure, no idea, sorry.

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  75. Hi Raks,How long will it stay good?

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  76. Hi ! What is the ratio of water and rice ?

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    1. I have added 1 & 1/4 cup water for 1 rice, its there in the ingredients list

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