Ginger garlic masala

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Grindstone (also called mortar and pestle) with garlic and ginger.

Ginger garlic masala is a crushed mixture of raw ginger and garlic cloves.[1][2]

Optionally, salt is added to the ginger garlic paste while crushing.

This compounded mixture is often used in Indian curries and vegetable dishes in many parts of India.[3] It is also used in Thai and Italian cuisine.

The mixture has some beneficial properties[4] and also enhances the taste and flavour of the dish it is added to. Ginger is especially well known for its digestive properties.

Ideally, the paste or masala should be freshly prepared using a grindstone. However, due to scarcity of time and unavailability of a grindstone, people may use a mixer-grinder appliance to prepare the paste. These days, the paste is also available as a readymade preserve in many departmental stores or groceries.

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  1. ^ Tarla Dalal - Ginger Garlic Paste
  2. ^ Drysdale, Bethann (2014). 10 Ways to Use Hardneck Garlic (Recipe Book). Mic James.
  3. ^ Why Ginger Garlic paste is essential to Indian food
  4. ^ Health benefits

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