garlic-ginger-green chilli paste
Last Updated : Feb 09,2021
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What is garlic ginger green chilli paste, lehsun adrak mirch paste?
As the name suggests, this paste is a combination of ginger, garlic and green chilli in equal proportions. This paste is commonly used in Indian cuisine to add flavour to gravies and other dishes. To make garlic-ginger-green chilli paste, combine equal quantities of clean, peeled garlic pods, chopped ginger and roughly chopped green chillies, place in a blender/ mixer along with some water, and grind till you get a fine paste. This paste should be stored in the refrigerator. This paste is also readily available in the market under different brand names.
How to select garlic ginger green chilli paste, lehsun adrak mirch paste
If buying readymade, check for expiry date and seal. You can also buy these three pastes separately and mix them at home.
Culinary Uses of garlic ginger green chilli paste, lehsun adrak mirch paste in Indian Cooking
• Used to flavour gravies and dry subzis
• May also be used to as a marinade in many Tandoori starters
How to store garlic ginger green chilli paste, lehsun adrak mirch paste
Store the paste preferably in a glass bottle. Readymade pastes can be stored in the refrigerator till their expiry date. Homemade pastes can be stored in the deep freezer in air-tight containers for up to 6 months.
Health benefits of garlic ginger green chilli paste, lehsun adrak mirch paste
Garlic ginger green chilli paste together has many health benefits to offer. The compound allicin in garlic is known to have heart protective benefits. However, if the paste is readymade and it makes use of a high amount of salt as preservative, then people with high blood pressure and cardiac disorders should be cautious. Ginger is an effective cure for congestion, sore throat, cold and cough. It aids digestion and relieves constipation. Antioxidant vitamin C in green chillies protects the body from effects of harmful free radicals and prevents stress. It is probably the high fiber which helps in controlling blood sugar levels. This it is a welcome addition to a diabetic diet. Suffering from anaemia? Add green chillies to your list of iron rich foods too.
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