Whether Ginger and garlic paste are vegetable or masala?
May. 28, 2016
Ginger and garlic paste are vegetables and not masala. This has been held by the HC of Karnataka. HC held that as the names of garlic and ginger paste do not appear in lists of vegetable and fruits, so they should be categorised with the item that is closest to them. The closest item should be determined from name ie ginger and not from paste. As ginger is "sabji, tarkari or sak" so closest item is vegetable so it should be taxed as vegetable.