Tomato Ketchup Recipe
Theses days tomatoes are very cheap at the market. This is a good time to make tomato ketchup. Home made tomato ketchup will definitely be loved by your entire family.
- Ingredients for Tomato Ketchup
Tomatoes - 3 kgs
Sugar - 500 grams ( 2 1/2 कपcup)
Black salt - add to taste (4 tsp)
Sauntth(fennel) powder - 3 tsp
Garam masala - 1 1/2 tsp
Vinegar - 4 tbsp (50 grams)
- How to make Tomato Ketchup
Get fresh, red tomatoes from the market, wash and cut tomatoes into 4 halves.
Fill a utensil with the tomato pieces, close with a lid and boil on a low flame. Stir with a spoon regularly to avoid tomatoes from sticking to the bottom of the utensil. When tomatoes turn soft turn off the gas.
Mash the boiled mixture and filter using a steel strainer, grind the remaining tomato pieces in a mixer then put them on the strainer and filter by pressing with a spoon. Only the tomato skin and seeds should remain in the strainer, throw these away.
Place the utensil with the filtered tomato pulp on the gas to make it thick. After the pulp comes to boil and gets thick add sugar, black salt, Sauntth powder and garam masala. Regularly stir the ketchup which is cooking to prevent it from sticking at the base. Cook the tomato sauce till it becomes sufficiently thick in texture(make it so thick that when poured from a height it should come down in lumps and not flow freely). Turn off the gas.
Home Made Tomato Ketchup is ready, cool the tomato sauce, add vinegar and fill in a clean, dry glass bottle. Whenever you eat Pakore or Samosa, take out the tomato sauce and eat along.
Peel 3 inch long ginger piece with the tomato pieces then cut into pieces. Put these together with 20 black peppers, 6-7 cloves, 2 pieces cinnamon and 4 Elaichi(cardamom), boil all these ingredients together. Add sugar and black salt to the filtered pulp and cook till it turns thick.
If you want the flavour of onion and garlic in your tomato sauce then add 3-4 onion and 10-12 garlic cloves(peeled). Boil all the contents then follow the given instructions to prepare Tomato Ketchup.