Finely mince the onions in a food processor. Set it aside in a bowl and do the same with carrot.
Heat olive oil in a pot. Add minced onions, and stir-fry over high heat until the liquid evaporates. Reduce heat to low heat once the liquid evaporates.
Note Before you stir-fry, you can save time by microwaving it for 5 minutes and mixing it afterwards for 10 minutes. I saved some time and gas this way since a lot of liquid came out.
You will start stir-frying after this, but do so without oil, since there is a lot of liquid. Only pour oil once the liquid evaporates.
Once the onions starts to yellow, add ginger and garlic and continue to stir.
Stir-fry until the onions thicken. Add the carrot and ground pork and keep stir-frying.
As soon as the color changes, add curry powder and honey and stir-fry like you're mixing (It takes about 40 minutes from Step 2, 5, to 6. You can reduce the time by 10 minutes by using the time saving tip in the Helpful Hints.)
Put the canned tomatoes in a food processor. Put the resulting chopped tomatoes into the mixture from Step 7. Add water, sauce, chickpeas, and bay leaves and cook over low heat for approximately 10 minutes.
It's hard to skim off the scum with a ladle, so I recommend covering the surface with crinkled parchment paper. The scum will stick to the paper. It's fine to skip this step.
Turn off the heat and add the store bought curry roux, finely chopped in a food professor. Once it's dissolved, turn the heat back on and simmer for about 10 minutes. (Make sure the bottom of the pot doesn't burn.)
Done! (Adjust the seasoning with salt if needed.)
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Story Behind this Recipe
When we were just on our own as husband and wife, we used to make a spicy keema curry. Ever since our children became old enough to eat curry, we make it mild by using store bought curry roux.
Sauté the onions thoroughly. High heat is fine since it'll take a while if you start on low (apparently, you can save time by microwaving before sautéing. See Step 3.) Once the liquid evaporates, sauté over low heat so the curry won't burn. If you're a spicy-food-loving adult, sprinkle pepper or garam masala over your serving.