One of the most appropriate ways of using and preserving green chilies is by making green chilli paste. It is very easy, simple and quick to make. And it comes very handily when required. There are plenty of recipes that call for green chili paste. Also, there are recipes for dishes with a smooth texture. For all such recipes, green chilli paste should be used instead of chopped chilies. The best part is that for making the paste the seeds, which are considered harmful for health. The green chili paste can be refrigerated and used for 12-15 days. If frozen, the same can be used for 3-4 months. You can also keep the green chili paste submerged in oil instead of refrigerating it. This keeps the paste good for up to one week. Make your life easier with the homemade paste and purees.
Generally, ginger-green chili paste is prepared because most of the recipes ask for this one. However, I prepare the two pastes to separate because I add chili paste at an early stage of the recipe and ginger paste I add a bit later. Also, many recipes don’t call for ginger, so only green chili paste is required. Here are all the ingredients required to make green chili paste:
Green Chilies: A variety of green chilies is available in the market throughout the year. Make green chili paste of the chilies you like to use in your day to day cooking. I use not0 too hot, not too bland variety of green chilies.
Salt: Salt helps in the grinding process as well as helps to maintain the shelf life of the paste.
Oil: I have seen people and recipes using vinegar and water to make the green chili paste. However, I like to add oil, as much required for the purpose of grinding. No vinegar, no water.
Prepare a few pastes and purees on the weekend and have a comfortable week ahead. This is what I believe and follow. And therefore there are a number of pastes and purees on the blog, such as tomato puree, ginger chili paste, ginger paste, garlic paste, etc.
Homemade green chilli paste can be used to spice up dishes like khandvi, dhoklas, parathas, etc.
1.This recipe makes approximately ½ cup of green chili paste.
2.Put chopped and de-seeded green chilies in a grinding jar.
3.¼ cup oil goes in next.
4.Next 1 tsp of salt.
5.Grind to make a smooth paste.
6.Ready to use.
PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 0 minutes
TOTAL TIME 10 minutes
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