The Perfect Ginger-Garlic Paste Subru Uncle Has Taught Me!

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

I'm about to leave for USA in 2 days from today. I have been a pampered chef all these past 2+ years. I have been so dependent for small jobs like chopping veggies, chopping corriander leaves, putting together all the basic ingredients I need for making my recipes and most of all, for making ginger-garlic paste which we use alot in our Indian cooking for stir-frying alongwith onions in several veg and non-veg recipes. Now that I am going on a holiday to the US, I will be cooking for my dad and bro and ofcourse, for myself too. I'm SO EXCITED and SO NERVOUS! Independently, this is going to be the FIRST time in my life, that I will be actually cooking solo so to speak! Right from washing veggies, to chopping/slicing, to mixing, to cooking till the dish is ready to serve and ofcourse, that perfect finish you call 'garnish' -I have to do it ALL completely ON MY OWN and it has to taste EXACTLY like Subru uncle's cooking! I'm REALLY THANKFUL to Subru uncle, the man who has been cooking in my house for the last 13 years! He is the one who I owe alot more to, than words can ever express. I will MISS him alot while I'm gone and the speed with which he cooks! He was really sweet today and when I requested him, he taught me how he makes the ginger-garlic paste that my family simply ADORES! This is the recipe that I will be using FOREVER! I can swear by this because it really is the perfect consistency and it's PERFECT! Whenever a recipe calls for ginger-garlic paste, please use this and look nowhere else - this is simply too good! Try it, please! Recipe can be easily doubled!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled,washed and sliced
  • 2 inches fresh ginger, peeled,washed and chopped into thin long slices
  • 18 cup water


  1. Put everything in a blender bowl, cover and process until smooth.
  2. Use in any recipe that calls for ginger-garlic paste.


Most Helpful

Charishma, you have so many great recipes! I've been digging through your collection of Indian recipes, I think 90% of what I make over the next week will be one of your recipes :)

VelcrowMistress January 24, 2012

Perfect amounts! Very good. Delicious in chicken and fish dishes. When you can't use salt this is an absolute joy.

Montana Heart Song February 06, 2006

This recipe gives you just what it says it will, ginger-garlic paste! I reckon I'll be making this on a fairly regular basis from now on. Thanks Charishma.

Mrs B January 04, 2005

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