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Garlic/Ginger/Turmeric Paste

Garlic and Ginger paste is an essential part of South Asian cooking. The base of any South Asian dish begins with Garlic and Ginger. I remember growing up watching my mom buy pounds and pounds of garlic, and ginger then coming home and getting to work. It either meant she was stocking up for the next few months or she was getting ready for a big party. She would get everything ready in stations and we would all be at a different station. My Dadi (grandma, God bless her soul) and I would be peeling the garlic, my aunt and sister peeling the ginger because I wasn't old enough to use a peeler, and my mom collecting it all and grinding it all up in batches then storing them to be used in the endless dishes that all started with this staple.