How to make Ginger Paste

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Here’s a quick guide on how to make ginger paste. Ginger paste is a really simple thing to make, and the taste is so much better than anything you’ll find at the store.

There are many ways to make ginger paste.  What you choose depends on what you are making and what you want to do with the ginger paste.  It comes in handy when you want to add ginger flavor without the texture.

Ginger is the most versatile spice. It is achieved from the plant Zingiber officinale. Ginger root is one of the most valuable medicines in Ayurveda.

Moreover, ginger paste saves your time in the kitchen while cooking.  Ginger is used in each meal. So, it is not easy to slice every day. Ginger paste is the best option to save time while cooking. In addition, it can be stored in the refrigerator for many weeks or months.

Advantage of Homemade Ginger Paste

Homemade things give a lot of benefits while cooking. In addition, you can make-ahead a ginger paste and give a flavor to the meal.  Before start cooking, takeout ginger paste from the freezer. It will give such a good feeling and satisfaction while cooking. It will give you the following benefits

  • Ginger paste is cheaper than buying it at the market
  • It is aromatic and fresh
  • Lasts longer than the market-bought ones
  • There are no preservatives
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So, making the ginger paste is super simple. The homemade ginger paste will ease your cooking and save your time.

How to use Ginger Paste in a recipe?

Ginger paste is not equal to raw ginger. Moreover, ginger paste has more concentration than raw ginger. To clarify, one-inch ginger would be one tbsp of ginger paste.

If you are using ginger paste in the cooking process, sauté it to remove the raw smell.

But, if you are using a frozen ginger paste, there is no need to sauté while cooking. You can directly add in the saucepan/frying pan.

Why make Ginger Paste?

Ginger paste should make to save time while cooking. Moreover, people want to cook food quickly. So, if you will make-ahead and freeze it, it will help you during cooking.  Store-bought ginger has other ingredients mixed into it and does not have the good taste as homemade.

Ingredients

  • Ginger root

Equipment

  • Pairing Knife

  • Chef’s Knife

  • Cutting Board

  • Blender or Food processor

Video on how to make Ginger Paste

Watch the quick recipe video below to see how easy it is to make ginger paste.

How to make Ginger Paste?

  • When you purchased it, rinse under clean water. Pat it dry with a kitchen paper towel.
  • Place it on the cutting board. After that, peel off the skin of the ginger.
  • After cleaning and peeling this, chop it into small pieces.
  • Add the chopped ginger to the blender or food processor.  Add oil to the blender. You can use avocado oil or canola oil. After that, add the salt to the blender. The oil and salt act as natural preservatives if you want to preserve the ginger paste in the freezer or refrigerator.
  • For making the ginger paste, add little water to the blender if you want a good ginger paste.
  • Note:
    · You can add garlic to the blender if you want a ginger-garlic paste.
    · If you are making ginger paste for tea, skip the oil and blend it with 2 tbsp water.  
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Ginger paste uses and recipes

Here some suggested uses for freshly made ginger paste!

Note: Raw ginger is spicy and sharp, but cooked ginger is soft.

For example: If you want a spicy soup, you should add ginger paste toward the end of cooking and give a good stir until incorporated.

Add in the following recipes:

  • Use in the cocktails – mules, margaritas, mimosas
  • Use in the soup – veggies, chicken, beef, lamb
  • Use in the tea – ginger tea
  • Use in the dips, sauces, and spreads
  • Add it in the marinades
  • Add to the smoothie, oatmeal,
  • Add it to the dessert – brownies, bread, or cookies

Tips to keep Ginger Paste Fresh for Longer

Follow these tips to keep ginger paste fresh for a longer time:

Tip: 1

Use only fresh ginger for making the ginger paste

Tip: 2

If you want to store the ginger paste for a longer time, use a dry glass jar. But, if there is little moisten, it is not good for ginger paste.

Tip: 3

When you start cooking, take out the required amount of ginger paste.

Tip: 4

Immediately place back the glass jar in the refrigerator. Don’t leave it on the table for a long time. To clarify, freezing and thawing will remove the aroma and freshness of the ginger paste.

How to Store Ginger Paste?

If you want to store the ginger paste for a longer time, the air-tight container is a good option. In an air-tight container, the ginger paste will take fresh many days or weeks. In addition, top the jar with oil because it will help preserve the ginger paste for a longer time.
But, if you want to store the ginger paste for up to 3-4 months in the refrigerator or freezer, you can add the paste to the ice-cube trays and cover it with a lid. You can add it in re-sealable plastic bags to preserve the ginger paste. Fill the bag and seal it. After this, you can pop the frozen ginger paste from the ice-cube tray to the re-sealable plastic bag to save space.

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Can I add garlic or other ingredients to this?

Yeah, sure, you can add garlic to this. Ginger-garlic paste is another good condiment to boost the flavor of food. You can add lemon zest and lemon juice to this recipe.

What oil can I use to make this?

You can use coconut oil, canola oil, avocado oil, grapeseed oil for this recipe. You can use simple oil for this recipe.

How long does ginger paste last?

It will last for up to 1-2 weeks in the refrigerator and up to 3 months in the air-tight container into the freezer.

Which type of jar used to store the ginger paste?

You can use a ziplock bag or re-sealable bag or air-tight container or glass jar or ice-cube tray for storing the ginger paste.

How to make Ginger Paste

Yield: 3 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Looking for a quick and easy way to prepare ginger paste?  You can try this technique for making ginger paste at home.  This is an easy and quick method to make ginger paste.  Most of the ginger pastes available in the market are made using this method.

Ingredients

  • 4 Ginger roots

Instructions

How to make Ginger Paste?

  1. When you purchased it, rinse under clean water. Pat it dry with a kitchen paper towel.
  2. Place it on the cutting board. After that, peel off the skin of the ginger.
  3. After cleaning and peeling this, chop it into small pieces.
  4. Add the chopped ginger to the blender or food processor.  Add oil to the blender. You can use avocado oil or canola oil. After that, add the salt to the blender. The oil and salt act as natural preservatives if you want to preserve the ginger paste in the freezer or refrigerator.
  5. For making the ginger paste, add little water to the blender if you want a good ginger paste.
  6. Note:· You can add garlic to the blender if you want a ginger-garlic paste.· If you are making ginger paste for tea, skip the oil and blend it with 2 tbsp water.  

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