I finally got around to making M—‘s curry. When I told her that today, she said what curry it is a stew. Then I admitted I had turned her wonderful wonderful stew into a curry. It just happened. I was standing by the skillet as the coconut milk simmered and I couldn’t imagine sitting down to stew. I knew my family would love it as is, but I couldn’t do it. So, I changed an already perfect recipe. I added two teaspoons of tamarind dissolved in warm water, a crazy shake of curry powder, only part of the coconut milk, ½ a can of chickpeas and ½ a red paper.