Sep 16, 2015

How to Make Tomato Puree & Tomato Paste at Home



Tomato puree forms a basic for many gravies and curries. Normally i just puree tomatoes in a blender and use them. But few of my viewers asked to share homemade tomato puree which just like storebought ones. So i decided to make it and this tomato puree made the dishes so tasty.



I also reduced some of the tomato puree till it is paste like to show you how to make tomato paste at home. This is tomato season so make a huge batch of this and let me know how it turns out for you..


Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 1 hour
Makes : 5 cups of puree, 2 cups of paste

Ingredients:

Tomatoes - 2 kg
Salt - 1/4 cup
Vinegar - 1/4 cup

Method:

Take tomatoes and make a criss cross pattern on it.

Boil lots of water, drop tomatoes in and blanch it for 45 sec to 1 min. Drain it and immerse it in cold water. Now the skin will just peel off.

Now chop it roughly and puree it.

Pass it through a sieve. 

Pour it in a sauce pan and boil it and reduce till it reaches the right consistency. Add salt vinegar.

You can store this in a air tight container in fridge for upto a week or freeze it in individual icecube tray. Once frozen collect them in a ziploc bag or a freezer container.

For tomato paste, reduce the tomato puree further till it gets thick jam like texture. Cool it and store it in a air tight container in fridge.

Notes:

1)You can store this in a air tight container in fridge for upto a week.
2) For storing it for many months. Freeze it in individual icecube tray. Once frozen collect them in a ziploc bag or a freezer container. This can be store in freezer for more than a year.
3)The tomato paste keeps well in fridge for more than a month. Make sure you evaporate all the water from the tomato puree and it should be very thick and paste like. 

Pictorial:
Take your tomatoes

make a criss cross on it

like this


bring lots of water to a good boil

drop tomatoes in, blanch for just 45 sec

look the skin starts to peel off

immerse it in cold water

peel off the skin

all done

chop the tomatoes roughly

take it in a blender

puree it smoothly

now pour this through a sieve

this step is optional, if you want silky smooth puree, you can do this

push it through the strainer

press and extract as much as possible

all done

pour the juice in a sauce pan

boil it

cook till it thickens

now the puree is almost done

add in vinegar

add in salt

mix well

cool it and store it in a clean bottle in fridge for a week

if you want to store for many months..You can freeze it in individual icecube tray

fill it and freeze

once it is frozen you can collect them in a container and freeze..

now if you keep on boiling it, it will thicken and you will get tomato paste

keep cooking, and evaporate the water

now it is almost done

now it is done..it is almost like a jam

cool it and store it in a air tight container in fridge for upto a month or more

1 comment:

  1. good job. whoever is helping you in making the visuals and publishing is doing a good job too.

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