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Spiced Date & Lentil Curry

Dates have a lot of essential vitamins and minerals that are great for your body whereas Lentils are a plentiful source of fiber, folic acid, and potassium. This Vegetarian Spiced Date & Lentil Curry has a unique flavor that is deep, earthy, with a hint of brightness from the California Dates. Really good and healthy!

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Spiced Dates & Lentil Curry
Spiced Dates & Lentil Curry
Spiced Dates & Lentil Curry

Why you'll love this Recipe

  • This will help keep the lining of your digestive system healthy
  • This recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make!
Spiced Dates & Lentil Curry

Spiced Date & Lentil Curry

Emily Kate Johnston
Spiced Date & Lentil Curry using California Dates. Simply cook, assemble curry, top with caramelized onion and Ecco!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2
Calories 104 kcal


  • Slow Cooker
  • Food Processor


  • 10 minced  @datesaregreat
  • 2 cups Lentils soaked for 15 minutes in 400ml of coconut milk⠀⠀
  • 1 tbsp Fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tbsp garam masala
  • 4 Chilies, stemmed and seeded
  • 3 Large onions thinly sliced
  • 5 Garlic cloves
  • 1 cup Beer⠀⠀
  • 1.2 tbsp Coconut sugar
  • 1 can Diced tomatoes


  • Rinse and drain lentils then add to a slow cooker.
  • Add in the sugar, garam masala, turmeric, cumin, curry powder, ginger, garlic, 1 onion, and serrano chilies into a food processor or blender and blend until mixture becomes a paste.
  • Add mixture into the slow cooker and stir in tomatoes and 6 cups of water.
  • Cover slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Season with salt and add coconut milk then stir well.
  • Once curry is half an hour from cooked add two of the thinly sliced onions, dates and beer to an oiled pan.
  • Let cook on medium heat for 20 minutes stirring occasionally until beer has completely reduced.
  • Assemble curry, your favorite rice to a bowl then top with caramelized onions and dates.⠀⠀
  • Enjoy 😉 ⠀⠀
Keyword California Dates, Chilies, coconut milk, Coconut sugar, cumin, curry powder, garam masala, Lentil Curry, turmeric

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