Ginger garlic paste is readily available in the market. But the scary thought of preservatives added into them.... I prefer not to buy those but make some fresh at home by myself. And it is not that big a task. Peeling garlic is a task but if you know the shortcut to peel the garlic it is such an easy job. Moreover, for me, I do it while my kid is sleeping and me catching upon some movie :).
To peel the garlic easily, place it in a large steel container and cover it. Now shake it up and down real hard for about 3 minutes. 90% of garlic would be peeled off. I used to go for freshly peeled garlic and ginger every time I cooked. But after having Jordan, lack of time, made me switch to this ginger garlic paste. And cooking started to look much easier for me. Every time I peel the ginger and garlic in bulk to make this paste, the smell of it makes Jordan think that I am making Chicken and keeps asking me if Chicken is ready....he he he