Recently, my friend, Sapna Lulla, gave me a jar of tomato jam.  I enjoyed it very much with bread, thepla and with meals as well. What a nice way to treat a friend!  I thought I should share her recipe with everyone. Tomatoes are abundant and cheap right now so this is one of the best ways to use them.

Cooking Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes
Makes: 4-5 Jars


4 & 1/2 lbs. Tomatoes
3    lbs. Sugar
2    Tsp Salt
2    Tsp Red chili
2    Tsp Onion Sees
Few Cashews & Raisins
3    TBsp White Vinegar

How to Prepare:

  1. Grind tomatoes.  
  2. Bring them to a boil in a heavy sauce pan on high heat.
  3. Add sugar. 
  4. Stir for 10 minutes.
  5. Add salt and chili powder.
  6. It will start thickening up after almost an hour.
  7. Add onion seeds, cashews and raisins. 
  8. After 5 minutes, turn the heat off.
  9. The next day, add white vinegar.                                      


  • Onion seeds are available in Indian store.
  • Tomato jam will stay fresh for few weeks.