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Making your homemade ketchup can save you a lot of money

People see ketchup as fancy foreign spreads in supermarkets and grocery stores, but they don’t know that it can be made at home. If you’re vegan, this recipe could come in very handy.

It’s great for vegie chips and burgers. You can also use it with yam burgers or bread.

For those who don’t know what ketchups are, they are simply table sauces. Lots of original recipes use different ingredients like grapes, oysters, mushrooms, walnuts, and egg whites to make them, but the popular version is the Tomato Ketchup.

This tomato ketchup is a tangy sauce that consists of tomatoes, sugar, vinegar, spices, seasonings, etc. These spices may vary but the common ones are cloves, coriander, garlic, mustard, cinnamon, onions, celery, etc.

Without further ado, let’s delve into the business of the day.

Ingredients used to make Homemade Ketchup

  • Red bell pepper (1)
  • Large tomatoes (4)
  • Apple cider vinegar (6 tablespoon)
  • Brown sugar (2 tsp)
  • Corn flour (1 tbsp)
  • Water (1/4 cup)
  • Garlic powder (1 tsp)
  • Ground black pepper (1 tbsp)
  • Salt (a pinch)
  • Corn flour (1 tbsp)


  • Combine the bell pepper and tomatoes, with water, in a blender and blend thoroughly until smooth.
  • After that, pour into a saucepan and boil properly. Add the garlic powder, salt, pepper, vinegar, and sugar to the mixture, and allow it to boil on high heat for about 5 – 7 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and allow the mixture simmer for about 20 – 25 minutes.
  • While it’s doing that, use hot water to dissolve the corn flour before adding to the sauce. Stir it thoroughly until the sauce starts thickening.
  • Bring it down and allow it to cool
  • Serve it or preserve in a glass jar.
  • If preserved, use within one week.

Simple, right?

Try it out today.  

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How to Make Homemade Ketchup in Nigeria

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