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how to make tomato ketchup at home

If you wish to know how to make tomato ketchup at home, you've come to the right place. Why should you prepare this ketchup at home? The benefits include you get to use fresher tomato ketchup and prepare it to your taste needs. Further, you save money.

Tomato ketchup, particularly the fresh type, lets your taste buds ride the high waves of taste. The items like chapati, bread toast, gobi manchurian, and fried rice will spring to a richer life with tomato ketchup.

The tomato ketchup doesn't just wrap the food with a strong clad of taste, but also gives you a health bonus. Heap praises on the ketchup, because the chemical lycopene in tomatoes is said to have excellent medicinal values.

Food Fact
health benefits of tomatoes
Lycopene, an antioxidant in tomatoes, may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and some types of cancer.1

Read more about the health benefits of tomatoes in the blog.

Here is more fresh breeze of good news: this tomato ketchup recipe has only the common ingredients. Further, in just a few steps you can ready the bottle of homemade tomato ketchup!

Wash the tomatoes thoroughly, before dicing them, to remove any pesticides that may be present on them.

In this tomato ketchup recipe, chilli powder, onion, ginger, garlic and jaggery give this food a spicy and sweet taste, bringing even bland food to life. Cinnamon and clove too, in this recipe, and items like garlic and ginger, add to the spiciness and health points of the tomato ketchup.

Buy tomatoes that have rich red color and are fully ripe. Such type is said to have the highest amount of lycopene, the antioxidant that is said to offer many health benefits.

Do not buy sour-type tomatoes, because it will affect the taste of the ketchup.

Corn flour, though not a compulsory item in the tomato ketchup recipe, gives the ketchup a better sauce-consistency.

Store tomato ketchup in a glass bottle.

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Quantity: About 1 cup


1. Tomato, diced, 2-and-1/2 cups
2. Jaggery 1/4 cup or to taste
3. Onion, chopped, 2 tablespoons
4. Garlic, cloves, 2 or to taste
5. Ginger, a groundnut size
6. Chili powder 1/4 teaspoon
7. Bay leaf 1
8. Cinnamon 1/2" piece
9. Cloves 2
10. Cornflour 1/4 teaspoon
11. Water
12. Salt 1 teaspoon or to taste

How to make Tomato Ketchup?

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1. Grind ginger, garlic, onion and tomato into a fine paste.
2. Strain to a utensil.

Add a tablespoon of water to the jar, swirl and add to the strainer. Add water on the tomato skin and seeds in the strainer. Mix and press with a spoon to get left over juice.
3. Heat the mixture.

Add salt, chili powder, jaggery, bay leaf, cinnamon and cloves.


Scrape the sides intermittently while the mixture boils.
4. Add a teaspoon of water to the corn flour and mix.

Add to the tomato mixture.

5. Check for consistency when the mixture starts to thicken:

Dip a spoon in the mixture and take out. If the backside of the spoon has a coat of the mixture, then the ketchup is ready.

Switch-off the stove.

As the ketchup cools, it thickens slightly.  You can cook for a few more minutes to increase the shelf-life.   
6. Remove the bay leaf, cinnamon and cloves.
7. Tomato ketchup is ready.

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TIPS How to make Tomato Ketchup
1. Use sugar as a substitute for jaggery.
2. Store the tomato ketchup in refrigerator as soon as the ketchup cools.