You might be a person who loves to cook. You cook various dishes and know that ginger is an ingredient that is required in most of the South Indian dishes. But ginger is not used in greater amounts like how much you use vegetables. You have to cut a small piece of ginger and store the rest for future use. Rather than this what you can do is create ginger paste and store it for repeated usage. A tip will be told in this article – towards the end – that helps you in storing the ginger paste for a longer time without any damage. If you do not have time to create ginger paste – by removing the skin of the ginger, cutting it and then grinding it – then what you can do is buy ginger paste from ginger paste manufacturers in India.
Making ginger paste at home
Now let us check the three basic steps to be carried out for making the ginger paste. The three steps are:
- Peel off the skin of the ginger
- Cut the ginger into small pieces
- Grind the ginger using a mixer
Peel off the skin of the ginger
Peel off the skin from the ginger. Peeling helps you in removing the skin of the ginger and thereby it prevents the ginger skin from becoming part of the paste. Make sure that you clean the ginger well before peeling the skin. Wash the ginger well using water. This removes dust & dirt present on the ginger. This step is done to prevent the dirt getting spread into the ginger while you peel the skin of the ginger and cut the ginger. You can use the peeled skin (if washed well) while making tea for getting the ginger flavour in it.
Cut the ginger into small pieces
The next step is to cut the peeled ginger into small pieces. You cannot use the complete ginger as such for grinding in the mixer. Therefore make sure that you cut the ginger before putting it into the mixer. This helps the mixer in doing its job finely and flawlessly. You do not have to cut the ginger into very small pieces like how you do while using the cut ginger directly for cooking purposes. Just cut them small enough in order to assist the proper & easy functioning of the mixer.
Grind the ginger using a mixer
Use a mixer to grind the ginger well. This helps you in getting fine ginger paste that can be used for various cooking needs. Many of the dishes require ginger as an ingredient. You do not have to repeat the process of peeling and cutting the ginger in small amounts (each time you require the ginger in your food). What you can do is just make its paste and store it for your future cooking needs.
The tip that helps you in storing the ginger paste for longer time
Now we have got the ginger paste and it is present inside the mixer. One more thing has to be done before finishing the process and taking the ginger paste into a jar for storage. This is: add turmeric powder into the ginger paste. Yes! This is the tip that helps you in storing the ginger paste for more than 3 months inside a fridge. Turmeric is an antiseptic and antibacterial ingredient that helps the ginger paste in remaining fresh for a long time; fighting the bacteria & fungus well. Hence make sure that you add the turmeric powder and grind the paste again – once more – in the mixer. Now you can transfer the ginger paste into a jar that has a proper lid that prevents air from entering into it. Now store this paste in the fridge and use it whenever necessary.
Use the above method on the ginger that you buy from ginger suppliers in India for gathering a fine ginger paste that can be stored & used for long.