Tomato Ketchup

Homemade sauce(ketchup) always reminds me of the long process we had at home growing up. Every year, mom would make 15-20 big bottles of tomato sauce to last us the year. We always ran out towards the end. 

Considering the long process involved in making it, we started buying tomato ketchup from the store till my daughter tasted my Mom's tomato sauce at my brothers home. 

My mom made tomato sauce since my brothers 3 year old daughter loves ketchup and eats everything with ketchup. The sauce was made at home to make sure she eats healthy. My daughter loved this homemade ketchup during our visit so much that she insisted I make it. So here it goes... Got this recipe from my mom... 

Preparation Time: 1 hr
Cooking Time: 2 hrs
Makes: 3 1/2 bottles (wine sized)

Ingredients:
Tomatoes 7kgs
Onion 600gms
Ginger 400gms
Garlic 150gms
Black salt 4tsp
Sugar 2 cups
Garam masala 1tsp
White Vinegar 12tsp


Method

1. Make a purée of tomatoes, onion, garlic and ginger.
2. Strain this purée.
3. Boil in a pan for about 2 hrs till the sauce thickens and is not runny.
4. Add black salt, sugar and garam masala.
5. Let it cool,
6. Add vinegar. Mix well and store immediately in air tight bottles. 

Note: Remember to wash bottles beforehand and dry completely. 



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