Hello my dears! In my previous post, I shared the recipe for Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Sage, which works great on the grill. Today I have yet another recipe for your next BBQ: Sugar-Free Curry Ketchup! “Regular” (supermarket) ketchup is loaded with corn syrup and refined sugars – which you may well be aware of by now. So I did what I always do in these situations: I decided to make my own version!  

Here, I’ve used dates to sweeten my homemade (curry) ketchup. Yes, I know dates are also “sugar,” and yes, I’ve tried omitting them (or at least using fewer of them). But my family and I liked this version best. Ultimately, ketchup just isn’t ketchup without some sweetness!

By the way, if you want to make a “plain” ketchup, just leave out the curry powder. Enjoy!

Homemade Curry Ketchup (No Sugar)

Ketchup without any refined sugar? Yes! My version is sweetened with dates.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time
Passive Time
  • 10 dates
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 red chili pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil*
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp Curry*
  • salt*
  • pepper*
  1. Pour hot water over dates, let soak for 15 minutes, then drain.
  2. While dates are soaking, wash tomatoes, remove stalks, and chop flesh. Peel and chop onion. Wash chili pepper, slice lengthwise, remove seeds, and cut into pieces.
  3. Heat olive oil in a small pot or frying pan. Sauté onions and chili until translucent. Add tomato pieces, tomato paste, and dates and fry over medium heat for about 2–3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Deglaze with 150 ml water and simmer for another 5 minutes. Briefly let cool.
  5. Season with curry powder, salt, and pepper, then purée or blend.
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By the way, the ketchup keeps fresh for quite a long time – I made a large quantity about a month ago and still have some in the fridge that tastes great!

Have fun and let me know how your ketchup turns out! :-)

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