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Homemade Tomato Jam

 Published 2024-Feb-19   Updated 2024-Feb-19

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Takkali Jam, Tamatar ki Jam)

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Homemade tomato jam is a delicious condiment with a vibrant colour that combines the natural sweetness and tanginess of ripe tomatoes. The tanginess is enhanced with lemon juice and aromatic spices cinnamon, and cloves. This jam gives a burst of flavor that can enhance the taste of toasts or chapathis.

This tomato jam is made traditionally in many homes as tomatoes are easily available. My mom always used to make a batch of this during tomato season. It is so much healthier and tastier than any brand of commercial jam. Try out this Tomato Jam during when you get hold of fresh ripe tomatoes.

Recipe For Tomato Jam


  • Ripe Tomatoes – 1 kg
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Lemon juice – 2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon Powder – ¼ tsp
  • Cloves – ¼ tsp (optional)


  1. Take water in a pan and bring it to a boil. Make a slit on the tomatoes and add to the boiling water.
  2. Boil for a minute and switch off. After about 5 minutes, take out the tomatoes and peel off the skin.
  3. Make a puree of the tomatoes. Pass it through a strainer to remove the seeds.
  4. Take a heavy bottomed pot over medium heat. Combine the tomato puree, sugar, salt, lemon juice, cinnamon and clove powder.
  5. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for about 30-45 minutes.
  6. Keep stirring occasionally and cooking until the mixture has thickened to a jam-like consistency. It will have a nice shiny appearance.
  7. Remove the pot from the heat and let the jam cool slightly. Transfer the jam to a clean, dry and sterilized jar.
  8. Store in the refrigerator and enjoy for upto a month.

Serving Suggestion

  • This jam tastes great with toast, buns, chapathi, dosa etc.
  • It can also be served with crackers as a quick snack.

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