Homemade Tomato Ketchup | How to make Homemade Tomato Ketchup

By Dr.Kamal Thakkar  |  9th Feb 2018  |  
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About Homemade Tomato Ketchup Recipe

This sweet and spicy tomato ketchup made at home is ideal for all snacks like sandwiches,paraths,chaats etc.Free from artificial colours and just the right amount of preservative makes it safe for kids also.

Homemade Tomato Ketchup is an aromatic, flavorful and delicious dish which is very much popular in world. The name itself get juices flowing in your mouth and this dish has a heavenly experience in every bite. When Homemade Tomato Ketchup is cooked perfectly it can turn into a dish beyond excellence. It is a recipe of delight which no one can resist. You can try this amazing Homemade Tomato Ketchup at the restaurants and you can also prepare it at your home. People of different region prepare this dish differently according to their own taste. This quick and easy recipe requires only few minute for the preparation and 45 minute to cook it perfectly. On the Better Butter website, you can find the recipe of Homemade Tomato Ketchup by Dr.Kamal Thakkar in step by step with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook the perfect Homemade Tomato Ketchup at your home without any difficulties. Homemade Tomato Ketchup is one of the representative dishes of world which you can serve in any special occasions.

Homemade Tomato Ketchup

Ingredients to make Homemade Tomato Ketchup

  • Ripe firm tomatoes 5 kg
  • sugar 500 gms
  • salt 2 tbsp
  • Fresh red chillies 250 gms
  • ginger 50 gms
  • garlic 20-25 cloves
  • vinegar 3/4 cup/100 ml
  • Sodium benzoate 1 tsp
  • Spice potli:
  • cloves 15
  • Cinamon-3 sticks
  • Black pepper 15
  • cumin seeds 2 tsp
  • cardamom 15

How to make Homemade Tomato Ketchup

  1. First step is to select ripe and firm tomatoes for ketchup.No blemishes should be there on them.
  2. Wash them properly and cut into big pieces and put in pressure cooker.
  3. Add chopped ginger,cloves of garlic also.
  4. Take fresh red chillies and deseed them.
  5. Chop them also in big pieces and add to the cooker.
  6. Now close lid of cooker and take 3 whistles.Do not add any water.
  7. Let the cooker cool down and then open.
  8. Now blend everything well with a blender.
  9. Make a smooth puree like consistency.
  10. Take a strainer with medium holes and strain this pulp so as to remove seeds and peels of tomatoes.
  11. Our strained pulp is ready.Take this in a big vessel .
  12. Now to prepare spice potli take a clean muslin cloth and put all spices mentioned in it.
  13. Crush slightly with mortar and pestle.
  14. Tie loosely but well such that the spices do not spill over in the ketchup.
  15. Put this potli in strained pulp.
  16. Now keep this to boil on gas initially at fast gas till it starts to boil.Take a heavy bottomed pan.
  17. Keep stirring in between.After the ketchup starts boiling reduce flame to medium and let it reduce by 1/4th.
  18. Add sugar and salt to the ketchup.Keep stirring to prevent from sticking at bottom.
  19. Gradually the ketchup thickens and the quantity reduces to half.Test by putting a drop on plate.See that no water rolls down from the drop.
  20. Lastly add the vinegar and mix well.switch off the gas.Remove the spice potli.
  21. Let the ketchup cool down.Take sodium benzoate in a small bowl and add 3 tbsp ketchup to it and make a paste.Mix this paste into the whole ketchup and mix properly.
  22. Fill in sterilised glass bottles such that the bottles are filled till top.You can keep this ketchup outside in a cool place.No need to put in fridge.
  23. The bottle that you open to eat has to be kept in fridge.

My Tip:

Check consistency properly before switching off gas as your ketchup may spoil if moisture remains.

Reviews for Homemade Tomato Ketchup (3)

Ruchi Gaura year ago

Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Dr.Kamal Thakkar
a year ago
My pleasure:-)

Hannah Richarda year ago

Can fresh red chillies be substituted with dry red ones.
Dr.Kamal Thakkar
a year ago
yes and if you don't have that also then you can make another potli with red chilli powder in it.

Shoba Bharathraja year ago

Superb... Will try :)
Dr.Kamal Thakkar
a year ago
Thankyou,do try and let me know your feedback.I am making it since 10 years.

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