Ketchup from Scratch

Preparing Ketchup from scratch need not be difficult as seen in this video.


Red onion 1 Medium , diced
Fennel bulb 1/2 Medium , diced
Celery stalk 1 Medium , diced
Olive oil 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (as needed)
Ginger 1 Small , sliced
Red chili 1/2 Medium , chopped
Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
Basil leaves 10 Medium
Cloves 2 Medium
Sea salt 5 Gram (as needed, to taste)
Cracked black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Cherry tomatoes 2 Pound , halved
Vinegar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Brown sugar 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)



1) In a large pot, add the olive oil, onions, celery, fennel, ginger, red chili, few basil leaves and cloves.

2) Add the black pepper and salt to taste, cook gently over a medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.

3) Stir in the cherry tomatoes and add the water.

4) Bring to a boil and simmer until the liquid in the pot is reduced.

5) In a large bowl, transfer the cooked mixture from the pot and add rest of the basil leaves.

6) Blend thoroughly with an immersion blender until the mixture is smooth.

7) Press the mixture through a sieve and return to another smaller pot or a saucepan.

8) Add the vinegar and brown sugar into the sauce, simmer over a low heat, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is reduced.


9) Use the ketchup as a condiment with various dishes including french fries, hamburgers, sandwiches and grilled or fried meat or as an ingredient for other sauces and dressings.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 1570Calories from Fat 969

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 110 g169.2%

Saturated Fat 15 g75%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 2072 mg86.33%

Total Carbohydrates 141 g47%

Dietary Fiber 17 g68%

Sugars 102 g

Protein 12 g24%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet