Homemade Tomato Ketchup

Making tomato ketchup is quite simple.Homemade ketchup is thick and tangy,much more better than store bought one.
I tried this tomato ketchup last summer when I had lot of home grown tomatoes.But couldn't get a chance to take the pictures.
Finally I made it with 1/2 kg of tomatoes for the sauces and preserves theme in Blogging Marathon edition 74.Off to the recipe.....................

                               Homemade Tomato Ketchup

   Basic Information

   Recipe Source ~ here
   Preparation time ~ 5 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 30 minutes
   Makes ~ around 150 ml


Ripe tomatoes
1/2 kg(roughly chopped)
1/2 cup
Granulated sugar or brown sugar
5 tbs
White Vinegar
1/ cup
Red chilli powder/milagai podi
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp

  • Take the roughly chopped tomatoes in a pressure cooker.To this add the 1/2 cup of water and pressure cook it for 3-4 whistles.After the pressure subsides,blend it with a hand blender to a fine puree.
  • Pass  through the puree in a strainer to remove the seeds and the skin.Now in a pan take the puree,sugar,salt,red chilly powder and vinegar.
  • Keep the pan on a stove top and mix it well.Let it simmer for 15-20 minutes.In between stir it frequently to prevent burning.Once the mixture becomes thick put off the flame.To check,the ketchup is done,take few drops in a plate and tilt it.If its not runny then the ketchup is ready.

  • After cooling store it in a glass jar and refrigerate.

  • Transfer the sauce to the glass bottle or container after cool down completely.
  • The amount of red chilli can be increased for a spicy version.
  • The amount of sugar can also be increased if you want a sweeter ketchup.
  • It stays good in the refrigerator for 2-3 months.



Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM#74.


Nothing can beat this homemade tomato ketchup, lovely pick.

Homemade ketchup - that is so cool!

Looks very nice Nalini..and those pictures are awesome!

wow - would never think of making this myself when it is so easily available in the supermarket

That is such a nice recipe to have handy.

Never tried at home.. looks very tasty.Great pics.

The texture looks amazing! I try to avoid ketchup for the kids, the younger one loves to lick it. Must try making it at home and storing it then...

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