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06 July 2014

Homemade Tomato Sauce

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Homemade Tomato Sauce

Easy ,healthy and delicious homemade tomato sauce using fresh tomatoes.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes
Makes: 1 cup
  1. Tomato- 500 gms
  2. Onion,finely chopped- 1/2 of a small
  3. Garlic ,chopped- 1 clove
  4. Ginger,chopped-1" piece
  5. Celery,chopped- 1 tbsp
  6. Red bell pepper,chopped-1/4 cup
  7. Red chilies- 2 to 3 nos( deseeded)
  8. Black pepper powder- to taste
  9. Golden Raisins- 1 tbsp
  10. Bay leaf- 1
  11. Salt- to taste
  12. Oil- as required
  13. Vinegar- 2 tsp
  14. Sugar-1.5 to 3 tbsp( see notes)
  • Roughly chop the tomatoes and keep aside.Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan,add onion,garlic and ginger.Saute until onion turns golden brown.
  • Now add celery,red bell pepper,red chilies,black pepper powder,raisins,bay leaf  and salt to taste.Bring to a simmer and reduce the heat to medium low.Simmer for 30 to 45 minutes or until it turns thick .Switch off the stove.
  • Remove the bay leaf .Use an immersion blender to puree sauce until smooth.
  • Pass it through a sieve to remove seeds and skin.
  • Transfer the sauce to a heavy bottomed pan .Add vinegar and  sugar,mix well and cook over low flame until it turns thick and slightly darker in color, for about 10 to 15 minutes.
    • Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for upto 2 weeks.
    • Adjust the quantity of sugar according to your taste.
    • I also added 1/2 tsp Kashmiri chili powder along with sugar as we spicy tomato sauce.


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