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Ma's Curry Potatoes

1/2 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic
1 large onion
4–6 tomatoes
4 potatoes
5 tsp curry powder
2 tsp brown sugar
dash of MSG
1 can chickpeas
cilantro to taste

Turn stove on high large pan
Pour olive oil into pan
Put 1 tsp salt to stop oil popping
Put in garlic; wait edges brown
Put in all onions; turn down flame to medium. Coat all onions w/ oil. Turn flame to high again for 8–10 minutes. Stir now and then.
Dump in tomatoes and cook for 2–3 minutes.
Add 2 cups of water.
Add potatoes. Mix it gently.
Add the curry and sugar.
Partially cover.
Wait for it to really start boiling then turn flame to low (but not too low). Cook for 15 minutes.
Add MSG.
Taste, stir, add salt?
Add chickpeas and more water if you want and cook for 8 minutes.
Turn flame to really low and add cilantro. Cook for 8 more minutes.

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