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How to prepare Tomato ketchup

Updated on July 20, 2013

How to make tomato ketchup at home

Tomatoes are available throughout the year and they are known for their antioxidant properties. There are several varieties of tomatoes available in the market. Even in shapes they differ. Some are very small, some oval in shape and mostly round in shape. They can be easily cultivated at home. When they are available plenty tomatoes can be preserved in various methods, and one of them is making ketch up. The ketchup can be kept for longer time.

Tomato Ketchup preparation

Method of juice preparation:

Good deep red variety of tomatoes to be selected. Wash well, and remove the stem.

Cut into small pieces and crush with a wooden laddle.

Cook for about 5-10 minutes. By then the pulp will be separated from the peel.

Strain the pulp and remove the seeds and peels. Measure the juice.

Tomato Ketchup Recipe

Items required for preparing Tomato Ketchup

  • Tomato juice - 1 lt.
  • Sugar - 100 gms
  • Chopped onions - 50 gms.
  • Chopped garlics - 10 gms.
  • Garam masala powder - 5 gms.
  • (Cumin seeds, nutmeg, Cardamom, Cinnamon and Cloves on equal quantity, powder coarsely)
  • Black pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Vinegar - 60 ml
  • Salt - 2 tsp.
  • Sodium Benzoate (for preservation) - one pinch

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  • Tie the spice powder in a muslin cloth as a bag and add it into the juice.
  • Add 1/3rd of the sugar to the juice and concentrate till the juice is reduced to 1/3rd of its original portion.
  • Remove the spice bag and squeeze it well and extract as much as possible.
  • Add the remaining sugar, and cook till the juice is once again thick.
  • Add salt and vinegar, and boil till the desired consistency is obtained.
  • Add sodium benzoate and mix well. (This is added for preservation. For immediate use this need not be added).
  • Now it is ready to pour into the dry sterilized bottles by placing over a wooden table.
  • Wait for it to cool to room temperature and tightly close the bottles.

Tomato ketch up preparation


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    • lex123 profile image

      lex123 5 years ago

      Thanks Anjili for leaving a comment. Thanks also for book marking this hub and voting it up. I too prefer to make my own things as much as possible.

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      Anjili 5 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

      Hi lex123,

      Thanks for this share. I love making my own things. They taste better than the ones in which they add corn syrup. Book marked to enable me make mine soon. Voted up. Take care

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      lex123 5 years ago

      Thanks for dropping by and making a comment. I'm glad to know that you found it useful and also thank you for voting it up.

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      Oyewole Folarin 5 years ago from Lagos

      I found this tomato ketchup hub very useful and interesting. Shared and voted up.