How to Make Ginger Candy at Home

Updated on November 15, 2019
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I like to cook and eat natural, healthy, and tasty foods. I use minimal oil and don't use artificial colors or preservatives in my cooking.

Homemade ginger candy
Homemade ginger candy

A Delightful Treat

Homemade ginger candy is a delightful treat that can be made easily and quickly at home. I prepared about 35 candies in only 40 minutes.

Health Benefits of Ginger

Ginger has medicinal properties and is considered to be a superfood. Regular consumption of ginger can have many health benefits, including the reduction of inflammation in the body and the prevention of gas formation. Also, it may help reduce muscle pain and soreness. Ginger is a multi-purpose herb that is used extensively in herbal remedies and cooking.

Sore Throat Remedy

Chewing ginger candy makes the throat feel warm. It is a soothing remedy for sore throat.

5 stars for Ginger Candy

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 35 ginger candies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ginger paste
  • 3 cups jaggery, powdered
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ghee, for greasing the plate

Instructions

  1. Grease a plate with ghee and set aside. This plate will be for pouring the hot ginger candy mixture.
  2. Wash ginger root and roughly chop.
  3. In a mixer jar, add chopped ginger and make a thick paste.
  4. In a deep-bottomed pan, add ginger paste, milk, and jaggery powder.
  5. Heat the pan over medium-high heat. Stir the mixture continuously with a spatula.
  6. After some time, the jaggery will melt completely and the mixture will liquefy.
  7. Continue stirring until the mixture becomes moderately thick. Reduce heat.
  8. Stir the mixture while scraping the edges. After some time, you will observe that the mixture becomes reddish-brown and sticky.
  9. In the next stage, the mixture will become light, thick, and frothy. At this point, turn off the heat and transfer the mixture to the greased plate.
  10. Spread the mixture with the spatula. Tap the plate to spread it to the edges.
  11. When its surface becomes a bit firm, draw criss-cross lines on it with a knife. Allow it to cool down. Later, you are going to cut the candy along those lines.
  12. When it becomes almost cold, insert the knife deeper along the lines and cut.
  13. Make small pieces because this candy should be small in size.
  14. Collect the candies and store them in an airtight container. It will remain fresh for over a month.
  15. Enjoy eating one candy daily to soothe your sore throat and also to reap the benefits of ginger!

Photo Guide

Step one: Wash ginger and roughly chop. Make a thick paste.
Step one: Wash ginger and roughly chop. Make a thick paste.
The ginger paste.
The ginger paste.
Jaggery
Jaggery
Step two: In a deep-bottomed pan, add ginger paste, powdered jaggery, and milk. Heat the pan.
Step two: In a deep-bottomed pan, add ginger paste, powdered jaggery, and milk. Heat the pan.
Keep the heat medium-high. Stir the mixture with a spatula.
Keep the heat medium-high. Stir the mixture with a spatula.
After some time, the jaggery melts and the mixture becomes liquid.
After some time, the jaggery melts and the mixture becomes liquid.
Step three: Once the mixture becomes thicker, reduce the heat. Stir it continuously.
Step three: Once the mixture becomes thicker, reduce the heat. Stir it continuously.
Scrape the edges often while stirring.
Scrape the edges often while stirring.
You will observe the mixture becoming reddish-brown and thick
You will observe the mixture becoming reddish-brown and thick
Step four: The mixture becomes frothy and light.
Step four: The mixture becomes frothy and light.
Step five: At this point, turn off the heat and pour the mixture onto a greased plate. Spread it with a spatula.
Step five: At this point, turn off the heat and pour the mixture onto a greased plate. Spread it with a spatula.
Draw criss-cross lines on the top with a knife when the surface becomes firm.
Draw criss-cross lines on the top with a knife when the surface becomes firm.
When it cools down further, insert the knife along the lines and cut. Separate the candies.
When it cools down further, insert the knife along the lines and cut. Separate the candies.
Enjoy eating this sweet and spicy candy as a sore throat remedy and also to get the health benefits of ginger. Stored in an airtight container, they will remain fresh for over a month.
Enjoy eating this sweet and spicy candy as a sore throat remedy and also to get the health benefits of ginger. Stored in an airtight container, they will remain fresh for over a month.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 16
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 4 g1%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

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  • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

    ShailaSheshadri 

    2 weeks ago from Bengaluru

    Thanks. Ginger candy should be chewed so that you will get the ginger juice to your throat for a longer time.

  • Polo27 profile image

    Polo Thoughts 

    2 weeks ago from Pune

    Good article.

    Thanks for the clarification.

    Is this candy meant to be chewed and eaten or sucking/licking will be more beneficial?

  • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

    ShailaSheshadri 

    2 weeks ago from Bengaluru

    Thanks for reading this article. You can use any cooking oil or butter as an alternative to ghee. You have to just grease the container in which you pour the hot candy.

  • Polo27 profile image

    Polo Thoughts 

    2 weeks ago from Pune

    What can be used if Ghee is not available?

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