I cheat when I make curry and use the curry paste from the store. Then add in onions and the meat,normally only a small amount of meat, much to Frank's disgust!!! And load of carrots, peas, corn and potato. And I always put a small can of coconut cream in, along with water. And to thicken I make a small amount of cornflour paste and stir that in. Bewdiful!!! I like the vegies in it. I tend to dish myself more vegies than meat. And I always have it with rice and pappadums!!! Extremely naughty that bit but I cook them in the microwave so I don't know that they are that bad for you.