Home made tomato puree

Tomato puree

Preparation time:20 min | makes 3 tablespoons of tomato puree

Ingredients

Tomatoes        – 3 medium sized

Vinegar            – 1/4 tsp

Sugar                 – 1/4 tsp

 

Preparation

Tomato

Wash tomatoes and rinse off dirt if any.Then mark a plus at the bottom of each tomato as shown in the image that will ensures the even cooking.

 

crosscutted tomato

 

Boil water in a pot , just enough for the tomatoes to immerse. Now  add the tomatoes and cook in medium flame for 10mins or until the skin starts to split and peel off.

boil

Now drain the hot water and put the tomatoes into cold water . Then peel of the skin, discard the eyes of the tomatoes. Cut the tomatoes into half and discard the seeds. Discarding seeds will give more red colour to the purée (but discarding seeds is purely optional).Puree them in a mixer or blender to a smooth paste(Do not add water).

mixer blended

 

Transfer this puree again to pan add sugar.Add vinegar and allow it to boil in sim until a thick consistency is reached.

pan

 

Allow the purée to cool down completely then store it in airtight container.

puree

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