Tomato Ketchup Recipe – How to make Tomato Ketchup

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Tomato Ketchup Recipe


Are you someone who likes a lot of ketchup with just about anything?

My daughter Loves Ketchup. She will ask for it with her Pasta, Fried Rice, Fries  and she likes a LOT if it. I wasn’t sure about giving her the bottled stuff regularly so I made my own. And I must say – Its just like Real Ketchup. Try this Ketchup Recipe if you love the stuff, need to make LOTS of it or just have a Lot of Tomatoes or Puree laying around.

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Tomato Ketchup Recipe

tomato ketchup recipe

  • (for 5 cups of Ketchup )
  • 2 kg Tomatoes – use only Ripe & Firm Bright RED Tomatoes
  • 1 cup sugar (adjustable)
  • ½ cup of vinegar (adjustable)
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 tsp garlic paste
  • ½ tsp onion powder – optional
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder – optional
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp paprika powder or mild chilli powder – use a bright red chili powder that smells good.
  • Boil a large saucepan of water.
  • Add the washed tomatoes.
  • Boil for 10 minutes, no more. Drain.
  • Peel the tomatoes under running water.
  • Blend the tomatoes to a puree. Strain if possible.
  • Pour the Blended Puree into a heavy bottomed saucepan.
  • Add the ginger paste, garlic paste and heat.
  • Add sugar , a little at a time. Bring to a simmer.
  • Once the sugar is dissolved, add the salt and vinegar.
  • Simmer on VERY LOW heat for about 1 hour, stirring every now and then.
  • Half way through, add the paprika or chill powder. (It must not be too hot and it must have a good aroma and bright color, or it will effect the look and aroma of the ketchup)
  • Also add onion powder and cinnamon powder, if using.
  • When the ketchup is thick and smooth and coating the saucepan, remove from heat.
  • Allow to cool and stir in a large (sterilized) jar/ bottle.
  • Refrigerate for 1-2 weeks, using a sterile spoon to use each time. Or store in a squeezable bottle with nozzle.
  • If you would like to make a smaller batch of Tomato Ketchup, use 1 ½ cups of tomato puree, 1 large clove of garlic – crushed to paste, 1 pc of ginger – crushed to paste, 1 ½ or more Tbsp of Sugar, 1 Tbsp Vinegar and ¼ tsp salt. Method is the same, cooking time will be about 15 minutes. 

Tomato Ketchup Recipe

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  • You can make different types of ketchup, by adding some spices like bay leaves and chillies to make it spicier.
  • Instead of boiling the tomatoes first, you can blend fresh tomatoes to a puree, strain and then continue with the simmering. I can’t decide yet which is better.

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