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How to make tomato ketchup easily

Updated on September 21, 2013
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Tomatoes, which are actually a fruit and not a vegetable, are loaded with all kinds of health benefits.Tomatoes are very tasty and nutritious.This wonderful vegetable is a part of a healthy diet and a lot of verity preparations can be made . Variety of sweet and sour dishes can be made with tomatoes. Delicious Pickles and jam can be made using tomatoes .This vegetable plays an important role in our daily cooking. Through this hub I am describing a simplest method of making tomato ketchup.


Tomato pulp – 1kg

Sugar – 100 gm

Salt – 2-3 teaspoon

Vinegar – 50ml

Spices to be tied

Sliced Onion- 2 medium size

Garlic chopped - 4- 5

Cloves - 11/2 teas spoon . ( 5 gm)

Cardamon-8 nos

Cu min seeds - little

Mace – little

Red Chilly powder - 2-3gms (1 teaspoon)

Black pepper powder - ½ teaspoon


Soda benzoate – a pinch

Method of preparation

Concentrate the tomato pulp . Take all the spices starting from onion to black pepper powder and tie them in a cotton cloth bag. Put this bag in the pulp and concentrate till you get 1/3 of the original volume. Take out the spice bag and squeeze the extract of the spices in to the tomato pulp. Then add sugar, salt vinegar to the syrup .Boil for a while till we get a concentrated syrup. Turn off the flame and add sodium Benzoite. After cooling keep the ready tomato ketchup in a dried bottle.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 20


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    • devisree profile image

      devisree 5 years ago from India

      Thanks, Kimberly Vaughn , for the comment.It is my tried recipe,which came out nicely.Please try.

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      Kimberly Vaughn 5 years ago from Midwest

      I have never had home made ketchup. I bet it is better than the kind that has been sitting on the shelf at the store. I'm going to have to try this.