Hello Friends, Rakshika Jain here again

Today lets make Tomato Soup. I think you do not have any idea about Tomato Soup. Let me explain you how it can be prepared.

What is Tomato Ketchup?

Ketchup is a sauce used as a condiment. Originally, recipes used egg whites, mushrooms, oysters, mussels, or walnuts, among other ingredients,[1][2] but now the unmodified term usually refers to tomato ketchup. Various other terms for the sauce include catsup, catchup (archaic), ketsup, red sauce, tomato sauce, or, specifically, mushroom ketchup or tomato ketchup.

Ketchup is a sweet and tangy sauce now typically made from tomatoes, sugar, and vinegar, with assorted seasonings and spices. The specific spices and flavors vary, but commonly include onions, allspice, coriander, cloves, cumin, garlic, and mustard; and sometimes include celery, cinnamon or ginger.[3]

The market leader in the United States (60% market share) and United Kingdom (82%) is Heinz.[4][5] Hunt’s has the second biggest share of the US market with less than 20%. In much of the UK, Australia and New Zealand ketchup is also known as “tomato sauce” (a term that means a fresher pasta sauce elsewhere in the world) or “red sauce” (especially in Wales).

Tomato ketchup is most often used as a condiment to dishes that are usually served hot and may be fried or greasy: french fries, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders, tater tots, hot sandwiches, meat pies, cooked eggs, and grilled or fried meat. Ketchup is sometimes used as the basis for, or as one ingredient in, other sauces and dressings, and the flavor may be replicated as an additive flavoring for snacks such as potato chips.

Now lets make this Tomato Ketchup step by step. 

Tomato ketchup

Ingredient for Tomato Ketchup

  • Tomatoes- ¾ kg
  • Red pumpkin- ¼ kg
  • Onion- 3
  • Sugar- ½ cup
  • Cinnamon – 4
  • Cardamom – 4
  • Chilly powder- 1 tsp
  • Ginger- 2 inch piece
  • Garlic- 4 flakes
  • Vinegar- ½ cup
  • Salt & pepper- to taste
  • Cloves- 4
Step by Step Method for Tomato Ketchup
  • Cook Vegetables till soft then cool. Blend well in a big jar till smooth using high speed. Strain well to get a smooth puree.
  • Make a paste of Ginger, Garlic, Cumin Powder, and Chilli Powder in a small jar using speed 6. Add Salt, Sugar, and remaining Vinegar to the puree.
  • Take a clean cloth and place Cinnamon, Cardamom, Cloves, Pepper in that and tie the cloth with a thread and put it in the puree. Now place the puree with spice bag on fire and simmer till the puree becomes thick.
  • Once the ketchup is thick enough throw the spice bag and store the ketchup in clean dry bottles. As a preservative a pinch of sodium benzoate can be dissolved in a teaspoon of water and added to a bottle of ketchup of 1-liter capacity.

I hope now you can make good tomato ketchup at your home and will impress your friends and family.

Thanks
Rakshika Jain

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