Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Tomato Ketchup...Healthy and homemade.

Ingredients
Tomato - 10 -12 (medium).

Spices
Brown sugar - 1/3 cup,
Clove (long) powder - 1/4 tsp,
Cinnamon (dalchini) powder - 1/4 tsp,
Black salt - 1/2 tsp,
Salt - to taste,
Garlic powder - 1 1/2 tsp,
Onion powder -  2 tsp,
Dry ginger (sunth) powder - 1/4 tsp,
Red chilli powder - 1 - 2 tbsp.

Vinegar - 2 tbsp.





Method
Take ripe tomatoes, wash and dry well.


Remove tomato eye and cut each tomato into 4.


Transfer into a steel bowl. Steam boil tomato till it gets well cooked. Take out steel bowl once pressure cooker cools down. Let it come to room temperature.



Crush tomato using blender or mixer grinder.


Sieve crushed tomato in a pan.


Discard skin and seeds.


Place sieved pulp pan on stove over medium flame. Let it come to a boil. Cook and stir mixture in between to prevent sticking to the bottom of a pan.


Now add vinegar along with all the ingredients listed under the header of "Spices" section above, except red chilli powder. Mix well.


let it cook further till it gets right consistency of ketchup as per given below image.


To know, whether ketchup is ready or not. Take spoon and dip into ketchup, ketchup should cover back of the spoon.

This is the right consistency of ketchup.


Now turn off the flame and add red chilli powder. Mix well. Let it come to room temperature. Using funnel, pour into an airtight fridge safe glass bottle or container.


Refrigerate and use.

Notes
Here am using all organic ingredients to make it more healthy.
Do not add water in tomato while steam boil.
Adjust amount of spices as per your choice.