Thai Veggie Curry

by Patty Allen


– Microwave

Be sure to check them every 10 seconds to avoid accidentally overheating them, leaving them gummy and gummy. Also keep in mind that if you cut the dates before microwave them, they soften more quickly.

How to smooth difficult dates?

Place as many dates as you plan to use in a bowl, then cover with boiling water to completely submerge the fruit. Let the dates soak for about 10 minutes, then drain the fruit and discard the water. The fruits will be fatter, juicier and sweeter.

How to mix dates more easily?

To soak dates: Remove the seeds from the dates and place them in a large bowl covered with HOT (or boiling) water and soak for 0 minutes. This will help fluff them up and soften them (making it easier to mix the dates). Be sure to reserve the soaking water in case it is necessary to dilute the puree during mixing.

Can a blender blend dates?

Yes, especially if they are fresh or softened before blending. Using a high-speed blender is also helpful, but smooth dates should blend well no matter how powerful your blender.

Should dates be soaked?

Dates have a natural cooling effect and soothe the body while boosting immunity. Traditional doctors recommend soaking 4-6 dried dates overnight and consuming them daily in the morning, with water to boost immunity.

How do dates soften without water?

Steam Them

Place the dates in the basket/colander, cover with a lid and allow the steam to soften them. They will soften in about 5 minutes.

What happens if you soak dates in water?

Soaking dates in water softens them, making it easier to release their sweetness. It’s refreshing and a great addition to your diet, especially on an empty stomach.

How many hours should I soak dates?

Soak the dates long enough to soften them, 1 to 2 hours, or even overnight. Drain the dates, but keep the soaking water.

How to streamline a date?

Place dates in a 4-cup glass measuring cup and cover with hot water. Let the dates sit for 10 minutes to soften them. Reserve 1.5 cups of the soaking liquid and drain the remaining water from the dates. Place dates and 1 cup reserved water in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.

Should dates be soaked to make smoothies?

If you’re using a high-speed blender, you shouldn’t need to soften the dates, but if you don’t, you can soak them in warm water for 10 minutes. This will fill them in and smooth them out and they’ll be easier to blend.


Although food processors and blenders share certain characteristics, they are not interchangeable. Primarily, a blender is used to puree or crush ice. Use a blender if your end product is something you can drink, drizzle, or dip. In addition to pureeing, a food processor can slice, grate, shred, dice, etc.

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