Friday, 2 December 2011

1 1/2 kgs Tomatoes (Tamatar)
1 tsps chilli powder
1 1/2 cups Sugar (Cheeni)
2 Cloves (Lavang)
1 Cardamom (Elaichi Moti)
1/4" piece Cinnamon (Dalchini)
2 tsps chopped Ginger (Adrak)
4 cloves Garlic (Lasun)
1 cup Vinegar (Sirka)
2 tsps Salt (Namak)
1/2 tsp glacial acetic acid
2 tsps sodium benzoate

How to make tomato sauce:

Chop the tomatoes, garlic and ginger and put in a degchi and cook on a low fire till tender and thick.

Pass through a sieve.

Add vinegar, sugar and chilli powder and cook until thick.
Add acetic acid and sodium benzoate (can be obtained from any grocery shop) mixed in 1/4 cup boiling water.
Pour the ketchup in bottles and cork tightly.
Use after one week. This tomato ketchup can be kept for one year.



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