I love this ” your children needs your presence not  presents” So true … This is to all the parents who have but a comma to their life to raise their children. Best gift you can give your children is time . I have seen parents compensate for the time they cannot give by buying stuff for their children. I would like to point out that stuff have an expiry date but time is priceless it will stay with the children forever.

My toddler hardly cries when he gets up from his sleep, these days he gets up with a smile or when I am waking him up he will blush in his sleep before he is wide awake. Then we roll in bed, laugh and kiss for few minutes till he is up and running. It’s a priceless feeling for both of us ..can a nanny do this for a child?  These feelings stay forever…. Can an expensive gift replace it? Never… I will put on music and He will paint , color on the paper, his clothes, the floor etc what ever he feels like and I will sit next to him  ..he will paint for some minutes with undivided attention then look at me, we will smile at each other them he would paint again… Could it be possible to put time on the side and enjoy the movement  if was busy running behind money or some unimportant things in life? I think if I can …the best gift I can give my son is to help him grow into a secure individual , if i could do that nothing will stop him, the world will be his oyster 😊

With this simple thought sharing this simple recipe of a curry. It was since a long time requested by my sister.



(serves 2)

1 tomato chopped

1 onion chopped

1 potato peeled n chopped in big pieces

1 carrot chopped ( big pieces)

8-10 french beans chopped ( 1 inch long)

8-10 big florets of cauliflower 1/2 cup green peas

3 cups coconut milk

3-4 cloves of garlic ( paste)

1 table-spoon coconut oil or any other vegetable oil

1/2 tbsp Tamarind paste

3 cloves

1 bay leaf

6-8 curry leaves

1 inch cinnamon stick

2-3 whole pepper corns

1/2 tsp turmeric

1 tsp red chili powder

1 tbsp curry powder

Salt to taste



Heat the oil in a non stick pot. Add cloves, bay leaf, cinnamon stick and pepper corns and curry leaves. After few seconds add the garlic paste, onions. Cook for 2-3 minutes or till the onions turn pink.

Add the tomatoes cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add rest of the vegetables, cook for 5-7 minutes till the vegetables are tenders.

Add the chili powder, turmeric powder and curry powder.

Once all the spices are cooked, add the coconut milk, tamarind paste and salt. Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes or till the vegetables are done.

Serve with steamed rice or paratha.

10 thoughts on “A SIMPLE COCONUT CURRY

  1. Natasha hi, it’s me Deepika. What a tender description of your son waking up. A huge part of growing up is realising that time > money.
    This curry seems a lot like our malyalee stew – which we usually eat with appams. It is delicious, isn’t it? And that earthenware plate seems just perfect to serve stew in.

  2. I really valued this post. Time really is our most precious commodity and a the ultimate gift to our children and loved ones. Yet, it’s one a struggle with because I really lack that sense of an inner clock, especially after I had chemo last year and can drift a bit too much. Not stick to my priorities. Need to keep reminding myself!! It’s a hard slog. Dare I also mention my writing and the blog. Oooh golly. Those passions can gobble me up so easily and before I know it, hours have passed. So, thank you very much for the reminder xx Rowena
    PS I am thinking of making this curry. It almost feels like jumping off a cliff as it takes me right out of my comfort zone but that’s also why it appeals to me. I have been working to extend my cooking but mainly on the sweet side. Hmm….perhaps I shouldn’t mention Raspberry Cheesecake or Triple Chocolate Brownies! xx Rowena

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