The order of things matters. And it generally consists of this simple thought process:
#1: You need to prep (ex. peel and chop your onions, potatoes, and carrots, etc.) before you can cook. Prepping to me also means having certain things laid out/in reachable distance so that you’re not scrambling to find or measure out broth/turmeric/etc.
#2: You also need to think about timing. Ask yourself what takes the longest to cook, or what can you get started first which will take little to no “looking after.”
#3: You also need to be aware of what cooks fastest and how to ensure you don’t overcook it.
#4: Lastly, you need to decide what blend of flavors you want in your dish and how you’re going to accomplish that.