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ketchup in bowl with tomatoes and peppers
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Homemade Indian Spiced Ketchup

This isn't just ketchup. It's a new family condiment that goes on everything.

Course Condiment
Cuisine Indian
Keyword homemade Indian spiced ketchup, homemade ketchup, Indian ketchup recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 32 servings
Calories 29 kcal
Author Janet Barton


  • 4 1/2 lbs tomatoes washed and roughly chopped
  • 6-8 jalapeno peppers depending on size and desired heat
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3- inch piece fresh ginger grated
  • 1 tablespoon Garam Masala
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper omit of you aren't a spicy kind of person
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar


  1. In a large heavy pot, add roughly chopped tomatoes, jalapeno peppers that have the seeds and veins removed and roughly chopped.  Add grated or chopped ginger, lemon juice, spices, salt and sugar. Mix together.
  2. Cook over medium heat stirring often. Watch carefully toward the end of cooking time and start stirring constantly to prevent ketchup from burning.

  3. Cook until reduced to about 1/3 it's original amount. If you want a thicker ketchup reduce to 1/2.

Recipe Notes

Makes approx. 4 cups.

Ketchup may be ladled into clean, sterile jars and processed in a water bath for 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Indian Spiced Ketchup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 29
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 112mg5%
Potassium 164mg5%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 565IU11%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.