Homemade Curry Ketchup

by Courtney on July 14, 2011

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Ketchup gets a bad rap. People abuse it to mask sub par food, or load it onto junk food. I mean can you imagine a burger without it? And lets not even mention the sugar content or high fructose corn syrup in most commercial brands. I have always liked ketchup, but wasn’t the type to quickly reach for it to drown everything on plate.However , when Certain Someone first took me to his house in Germany, I fell in love with Curry Ketchup. It’s a German thing and when you go, you must have a Currywurst. Your taste buds will thank you. Needless to say every time we go, or Certain Someone goes, I bring back huge bottles of the stuff.

The other day I catered an event and still had a few leftover very ripe  tomatoes that needed to be used quick. In addition, my organic delivery service gave me a large bag of tomatillos, those small green tomatillos that are covered in a protective leaf covering, and used in Mexican food. I wanted to use them all together and immediately ketchup came to mind. Now if you cant get tomatoes, don’t worry, just use the tomatoes you have on hand, or add some regular green tomatoes for a kick.  Enjoy the freshest, natural taste you can imagine making your own ketchup. Your body will be grateful and your loved ones will appreciate the taste and effort.

Homemade Curry Ketchup
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A ketchup with a spicy curry kick.
Ingredients
  • 2-2½ pounds ripe tomatoes ( can mix red, green, tomatillos) cut into quarters. Do not peel.
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 inch fresh ginger peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 Black Cardamon pods
  • 3 Star Anise
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 2 dried Thai Chilies
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
  1. In a heavy bottomed sauce pan, add quartered tomatoes, and all the spices, vinegar.
  2. Turn heat to medium high to get a simmer.
  3. Reduce heat to lowest setting and slowly cook for approx 1 hour . The ingredients should break down and start to liquefy. Be sure to stir often to prevent sticking and burning.
  4. Take a fine wire mesh strainer or a food mill and strain the mixture into a bowl. Be sure to press and extract all the liquid and pulp, while leaving the skins, and spices the strainer.
  5. You should have a thick like sauce. If not thick enough add the strained sauce to a sauce pan and continue to reduce until thickened to the right consistency. Be sure to stir often.
  6. Pour into a clean glass jar and allow to cool.
  7. Refrigerate and use within 2 weeks.
  8. Make approx 2 cups.

Notes
Keeps 2 weeks refrigerated. You can adjust the spices to make more or less heat and spice according to your tastes.

 

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Rosa July 14, 2011 at 11:36 am

Mmmhh, delicious looking! Homemade ketchup is fantastic.

Cheers,

Rosa

Peter July 14, 2011 at 11:40 am

At least now you don’t have to lug bottles of curry ketchup when you cone back from Austria and Germany. Homemade ketchup is dang’ good!

Barbara | Creative Culinary July 14, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Now this ketchup I might like. I honestly don’t like regular ketchup and probably only have it in my house for those times when my daughter is here for a meal and she must cover every imaginable surface with ketchup. Sad but true.

But curry ketchup? Sounds delish!

bellini July 14, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Homemade ketchups sure do beat anything from a store. If I could get my daughter to bring me loads of blackberries from the coast they would be destined for ketchup.

Emme @Food Samba July 14, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Love homemade ketchup! I’ve never tried curry ketchup though. But, it sounds amazing!

Jenn @LeftoverQueen July 15, 2011 at 2:22 pm

This sounds lovely!

the caked crusader July 18, 2011 at 2:43 am

wow – sounds like it packs a punch! I love ketchup and, shamedly, have to admit that I love the cheap stuff as much as the fancy. Recently, I bought a more up-market ketchup from a small brewery; they used their beer in it and it’s delicious

Kelly July 19, 2011 at 10:41 am

I’ve never thought about including curry. Does this taste similar to typical ketchup or is the flavor profile vastly different?

Coco Cooks July 19, 2011 at 11:04 am

Its spicier and a sweet curry like flavor. It really is nice.

Tracey July 20, 2011 at 11:45 am

Sweet mercy it is HOT!!!!!!!!(in the suburbs)we had this last night with grilled chicken and shrimp kabobs,and some couscous,and it was ‘deeeeevine’.I actually marinated the chicken for about an hour in the ketchup prior to grilling and let me tell you,the combination of the ketchup with the smoky flavor from the grill was completely lovely.thanks for such a simple tasty recipe.

Coco Cooks July 20, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I’m so glad you liked it. It’s good to hear when my recipes meet with success.

Courtney May 29, 2012 at 3:33 pm

That’s awesome to hear!

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