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...

Nice way to use up abundant tomatoes from the garden. Ketchup looks great.

Another great homemade sauce. Ketchup looks great.

Awesome.. A must to have sauce in the pantry. Got to try this for sure.

The sauce looks thick and flavorful....and the croquettes look delicious!

wow... the tomato ketchup looks amazing... was planning to make my own too... will surely try your recipe...

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