Chicken & Tomato Curry


Knowing your purpose, helps establish your priorities“…
And, “Knowing your days are numbered, expedites your purpose and priorities” were a small part of the message this past Sunday, that has since, occupied a large part of my thoughts…

I have ruminated often on my purpose…my priorities revolve around my daughter – her development has always been my number one purpose; but, I often question, can we have more than one purpose? How do we prioritize our priorities for our different purposes?

Then, I came across this video of “Happy John McAlpin“, who is a greeter at a cancer ward at an Omaha hospital – who, after establishing his purpose (when he hit rock bottom), continues to stick to it irrespective of his circumstances…

A friend/co-worker of mine says that coinky dinks like this – where you hear a message in one place and see it in another – are not merely coinky dinks, but The Big Guy reinforcing HIS message…

I wish I had heard this message before I made this delicious chicken and tomato curry…


My purpose was to make a hearty chicken curry – loaded with tomatoes, tomato paste, onions, garlic, ginger, turmeric and coconut milk – but what I was going to serve it with didn’t seem to be a priority – when I was making it.

After it was cooked, my daughter went digging through the pantry and fridge – in the hopes of running into some rice or naan or pita or even quinoa but I guess I need to restock our supplies – at another time! It was late and so we improvised and this “curry” was consumed straight up in a bowl -as a “stew”!


Chicken & Tomato Curry

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Author: Shashi


  • 2 onions chopped
  • 1 1- inch piece of garlic chopped
  • 5-6 cloves garlic
  • 1 package free range chicken breasts/or thighs
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 4 pieces fresh turmeric or 1 teaspoon ground
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 12-15 grape tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Saute onions, garlic and ginger on a low flame till onions caramelize (20 minutes or so)
  • Pour caramelized onions, ginger and garlic into a blender and pulse till almost pureed
  • Meanwhile, saute chicken in pan onions/ginger/garlic were cooked in
  • Add stock, coconut milk, tomatoes, paste, spices
  • Add almost pureed onions/ginger/garlic
  • Let cook for 15 to 20 minutes on a low flame
  • Serve with rice or naan or eat straight up like we did!
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  1. What???? No naan or rice? How is that possible? I don’t even make a curry unless I have rice 🙂 besides my children aren’t as forgiving as your daughter, I’d have a mutiny if there was no rice! This looks wonderful Shashi, gorgeous colour! I try to remember that my purpose on this Earth is to be the best person, wife, mother, daughter I can be while following all the tenets of my faith and remembering that all the good I do is for God alone and is the ultimate form of worship.

    1. I know right – first I was a tad bit freaked out at the lack of rice/naan – but this turned out just fine without it. The second day we had leftovers with boiled eggs dropped in!
      Thanks so much Nazneen – I think the paprika and tomato paste helped with the color 🙂

  2. This tomato sauce looks wonderful. I’ve never mixed tomatoes with coconut milk, it’s a very exotic combo I’m curious to try.

    1. Thank you Daniela – I sure hope you do. I have tried roasting the tomatoes first in other recipes and adding the roasted tomatoes gives the sauce/curry an amazing flavor!

  3. Booo my computer won’t load the video! But at least I can see your delicious looking curry 😀 I don’t think I’ve ever tried combining coconut milk with tomatoes, but I’m a big fan of adding a spoonful of sour cream to my tomato soup, so I’d imagine it tastes pretty wonderful.

    Happy Tuesday, lovely lady!

  4. Yum this curry looks absolutely hearty and so delicious! Nick is always bugging me to make him a curry so I’m bookmarking this one to give it a try soon 🙂

  5. I haven’t made curry at home in so so long! This looks delicious! You’re making me hungry for lunch … and it’s only 10 am!! haha

  6. Seriously between your dish & Amanda’s new chocolate mousse recipe, my belly is going crazy! People say it’s a bad idea to look at recipes on an empty stomach, but I have to add it’s a bad idea to look at recipes when dinner is in less than a half hour. LOL! This look great, daring!

  7. I found your comment in my spam folder and released it to where it’s meant to be! Unfortunately I couldn’t watch the video because it said the uploader hasn’t made it available in my country (you’d think I was living in communist China). What a beautiful looking curry. I love meals like this – great for everyone in the family and full of loads of yummy ingredients xx

    1. Thanks Davida – I do love green curry too – just haven’t been quite successful at making a dish that’s blogworthy with the green version though – maybe you could?

  8. This looks so delicious, I love curry! Thanks for the recipe–dropping by from SITS!

  9. That is one gorgeous colour in that curry – so rich and velvety! I saw someone mentioning they need rice, but I find rice totally gets in the way of the “good stuff”, i.e. the sauce. Perhaps a garlic naan to mop up the sauce would be a good addition though 😀

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