Hot & sweet tomato sauce


Our family loves the American style tomato ketchup and the regular desi “Hot &  Sweet” sauce. We use it on breads, wraps, Indian snacks and more. Making french fries and eating it with lots of ketchup is actually my favorite pass time.

So the last time my husband was on a Costco run, he accidently bought the assorted Heinz set which had 2 tomato ketchup bottles along with a mustard sauce and a relish.The sight of 2 bottles of ketchup lying in the fridge bothered me a little. It’s too much for a household of 2. I wanted to use up the ketchup sooner.

We use the Indian “Hot & sweet” sauce on most of our Indian snacks. Instead of buying it from the Indian store, I decided to jazz up the regular ketchup. A little comparison with the Maggi “Hot & Sweet” sauce got me thinking. I decided to add some Indian spices to convert the regular Heinz ketchup into Indian style tomato sauce. Some basic ingredients is all that you need. The sauce turned up to be delicious. You could taste tangy, hot and sweet all at once.

How to turn Tomato Ketchup to Hot & Sweet sauce

I am using the Heinz tomato ketchup 32 ounce bottle.


This tomato ketchup is then turned into hot and sweet Indian style tomato sauce. The sauce turns rich and flavorful with all the added ingredients.

You need to transfer the ketchup to a pot and heat it on low flame.


Then add the ingredients – garlic, ginger powder, chili powder and sugar.

Add salt as per needed and stir everything together. Let it cool down for sometime and then transfer it to an airtight container. Keep it refrigerated.






Hot and sweet tomato sauce

Jui Kulkarni
Hot and sweet tomato sauce is so much flavorful and is perfect to accompany any Indian snacks like samosa or pakoras. The sweet, tangy and hot sauce is definitely better than any other regular sauce.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Indian
Servings 900 gms


  • 1 bottle of Heinz tomato ketchup 900gms
  • 6 tbsp Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Chili powder
  • 3 tbsp of garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp of ginger powder
  • 1 tbsp salt


  • Heat a medium sized pan on low heat.
  • Add the tomato ketchup and let it heat little bit.
  • Once the ketchup is hot, add all the ingredients mentioned above.
  • Mix everything well and keep stirring.
  • Check the taste and adjust the ingredients if necessary.
  • There is already salt in the ketchup so be careful when you are adding salt to the sauce.


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