Nutritional Facts of Homemade Chilli Garlic Paste, Calories in Homemade Chilli Garlic Paste

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How many calories does one tablespoon of Chilli Garlic Paste have?

One  tablespoon ( 15 grams)  of Homemade Chilli Garlic Paste gives 4 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 3 calories, proteins account for 1.2 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 4 calories.  One  tablespoon of Chilli Garlic Paste  provides about 1 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Chilli Garlic Paste recipe makes 7 tablespoons.

4 calories for 1 tablespoon of Chilli Garlic Paste, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrates 0.8g, Protein 0.3g, Fat 0g. Find how much fibre, iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, folic acid is present in Chilli Garlic Paste.

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homemade chilli garlic paste recipe | how to make chilli garlic paste | red chilli garlic paste | laal mirch lehsun ki paste is a versatile and tongue-tickling addition to your pantry. Learn how to make chilli garlic paste.

To make homemade chilli garlic paste, soak the red chillies in enough hot water for at least 30 minutes. Drain the chillies, add the garlic and approx. ¼ cup of water and blend in a mixer till smooth. Store the homemade chilli garlic paste in an air-tight container in the fridge and use as required.

Red chilli garlic paste is an invaluable addition to several peppy street foods, both Indian and Chinese. Be it a yummy Pav Bhaji or a scrumptious Chinese Stir Fried Vegetables, the chilli garlic paste is a must to jazz up the flavour. 

For this laal mirch lehsun ki paste we have used Kashmiri chillies to get a bright red colour. This paste is not very pungent, but is added to enhance the hue of the recipes. It can be a good addition to curries, vegetable dishes, tomato sauce, soups and stews in whole, crushed and powdered forms as required by the recipe.

Why buy this from outside, when you can make chilli garlic paste right at home and quite easily too. This paste can be stored in the fridge for around two weeks. In the freezer, it lasts for even longer. So, do make a batch right away!

Tips for homemade chilli garlic paste. 1. Buy Kashmiri chillies with good red colour and uniform size. Avoid buying those that are reddish brown in colour. 2. Try to pick out sturdy crisp stalks which do not appear wilted, and you should also check for mold and mildew on the garlic. 3. This paste will stay fresh in the refrigerator for a week. For increased shelf life, store it in an air-tight container in the deep freezer. It will last for 2 months.

Is Homemade Chilli Garlic Paste healthy?


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What's good.

Health benefits of Garlic : Healthy Heart, Blood Pressure and Diabetes…

Lowers Cholesterol
Garlic has been proven to lower cholesterol (1) and thin the blood, which helps to prevent stroke, high blood pressure and heart disease. Garlic is great for the heart and circulatory system. A cholesterol free garlic recipe like Garlicky Cabbage and Spinach Salad will help in reducing your bad cholesterol levels.

Helps in Blood Pressure Control
The active ingredient allicin present in garlic aids in lowering blood pressure (2). People with hypertension should chew 2-3 garlic cloves to bring down their blood pressure or can make recipes with raw garlic like Garlicky Hummus and Fresh Garlic Chutney to bring down their blood pressure.

Good for Diabetics
Garlic is also alleged to help regulate blood glucose levels. Regular and prolonged use of therapeutic amounts of aged garlic extracts lower blood homocysteine level.

Promotes Gut Health/Antimicrobial
Freshly crushed Garlic cloves are used as a remedy for infections (especially chest problems), digestive disorders, and fungal infections as it contains allicin which has antimicrobial activities. 

Treats Cold
Garlic has an antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal function and can help in relieving common cold and other infections. The chemical compound in garlic, Allicin, is found to be highly effective in treating cold. 

An antioxidant protects the cells of the body from damage by harmful molecules called free radicals. The thiosulphate compound, Allicin found in garlic acts as a strong antioxidant.

Kashmiri chilli: Like red chillies, Kashmiri chillies also have vitamin C, though in smaller quantities than the fresh red chillies. This helps to boost immunity and improve skin health. They also have minute amounts of copper, potassium, manganese, magnesium and iron along with B vitamins. Small amounts of Kashmiri chilli powder can aid digestion, but more quantity can affect the lining of the digestive tract.

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Chilli Garlic Paste?

Yes. Garlic is also alleged to help regulate blood glucose levels. Regular and prolonged use of therapeutic amounts of aged garlic extracts lower blood homocysteine level.

Can healthy individuals have Chilli Garlic Paste?

Yes. Protective Against Cancer. It blocks the growth of cancer cells; therefore, people who eat garlic tend to develop less stomach and colon cancers

Value per tablespoon% Daily Values
Energy4 cal0%
Protein0.2 g0%
Carbohydrates0.8 g0%
Fiber0.2 g1%
Fat0 g0%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A0 mcg0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0 mg0%
Vitamin C0.4 mg1%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)2.9 mcg1%
Calcium0.7 mg0%
Iron0 mg0%
Magnesium0.9 mg0%
Phosphorus4.1 mg1%
Sodium0.3 mg0%
Potassium14.7 mg0%
Zinc0 mg0%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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