Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tomato Ketchup

My Daughter 'Sara' loves Tomato ketchup like anything. She like to have ketchup in her every meal. Store bought Ketchup has lots of preservatives. So I decided to do it myself. My mother used to do this recipe when we were kids. So history repeats itself. Now It's my turn :-). Very easy to make recipe. First I made it with half Kg. Tomatoes. Now next time going to make at least 2-3 kgs. of tomatoes.


Ingredients

Tomatoes: 1 Kg
Garlic cloves: 10-12.
Ginger - 1" inch
Onion: 2 medium size.
Pepper - 12-15
Cinnamon - 1" stick
Cardamom- 6-7
Cloves - 7-8
Red chilli powder - 1teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Vinegar - 1/2 cup
Sugar: 5 tablespoon
Salt to taste

Procedure

Make Slices of onions. Wash and cut tomatoes into big pieces. Now except Vinegar, sugar & salt put everything in a pressure cooker, Add 5-6 tablespoons of water. Cook it for 1-2 whistles. After that cool it completely. Make a fine paste of this cooked tomato mixture. Strain it with a stainless steel strainer. Now transfer it to heavy bottom pan. Add sugar, salt & vinegar. Mix it properly. Put it on gas flame on simmer. You have to stir it in between. It will take at least half an hour to become the mixture thick. Check the consistency of the sauce. It should not be very loose in texture. Cool it and store it in a glass jar. It tastes actually as store bought Ketchup. And that to fresh one with no preservatives.
 
 
 

3 comments:

Priya Suresh said...

Homemade ketchup are the best, i have to make some soon.

suhaina aji said...

Wow..ur ketchup recipe sounds really good. Mas recipea r the best

writesfood said...

How long does this last?
Does it have to be refrigerated or frozen?

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