October 2, 2013

Green masala paste recipe - how to make green masala for marination

Green masala paste recipe - For enhancing the flavour and taste of  some dish green masala marination is must. Several types of marinades can be prepared by using different ingredients. One such marinade is prepared by using green chilies, coriander leaves, ginger, garlic and cumin seeds. This is called green masala paste. This marinade is used for marinating paneer, cauliflower, mushrooms, etc. It can be used in biryani, pulao and spicy rice etc. While marinating you can add yogurt or lemon juice, to give a tangy taste. You can also use red chili powder if you want to make the dish more spicy. The masala can be stored in an airtight container in deep freeze for about a month. If you want the masala to be tangy, you should add appropriate amount of lemon juice.

green masala in a container
Green masala recipe.

Preparation time 10 minute
Makes 1 cup of green masala

1/4 bunch coriander leaves, chopped
20 green chillies, chopped
30 garlic flakes / lasun, peeled
2"  piece ginger / adrak,  peeled
1½ tbsp cumin seeds / jeera
Salt as required

Green masala recipe
  • Clean the coriander leaves. Wash them thoroughly and chop.Wash and peel the ginger. Chop them into pieces.Peel the garlic flakes. Remove the stalks of green chillies and chop.
  • Then mix all the ingredients and grind them to a fine paste,using very little water.
  • Transfer this masala paste to a clean container.
  • This green masala c an be stored in the deep freeze for about a  month.
prepared green masala


  1. Look at that nice green color. beautiful.
    I am sure this will enhance the flavors in any marination.

  2. my favourite masala paste. I make this quite often.

  3. Very flavorful masala..need to try it.thanks for sharing vidya.

  4. Love that bright green color..perfect marinade..I would love to try it.

  5. Good post .very healthy masala

  6. wonderful to know about this marination...got to try sometime for sure

  7. Aromatic and fantastic masala paste.


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