Easy Veggie Panang Curry

When you think about your last meal, what does it look like? It’s probably not something you think about that often, but since all I really listen to is true crime podcasts, I know that day could be just around the corner. And I want to be prepared. So how I prepare is eating curry almost every day. That way if anything happens, I won’t be disappointed in the after life.

PaleOMG Easy Veggie Panang Curry

Something I’ve been noticing lately is that I’ve been craving less meat than usual. Normally I have a clean source of protein every meal, but more often than not I’ve been skipping the protein and just adding in extra vegetables. I don’t know what that’s about since I personally love meat. But now that I want it a little less, I’ve been trying some new veggies that I swore off for the longest time. And one of those veggies is the eggplant. And not because of it’s use on social media as a man’s participle. Mostly because the texture is weird AF. But my friend ordered the miso eggplant at a restaurant recently and it was the best thing I’ve maybe ever taste. Ever since then, eggplant and I get along.

That entire paragraph now feels like a sexual innuendo. I’m uncomfortable.

PaleOMG Easy Veggie Panang Curry

You know what else is uncomfortable? The Khloe-Tristan-Jordyn debacle. Man I love me some Kardashian drama. My life really lacks drama most days which I really appreciate, but it’s quite interesting to hear about other people’s drama. Is that selfish and kind of gross? For suuuuure. But I haven’t watched much reality tv lately so this is giving me my fix. If you don’t know what I’m talking, just simply google those names or search details on instagram. Instagram will lead you into a rabbit hole of details and some fantastic memes. I know what I’m doing with my Thursday.

Just kidding, I’m getting a spray tan. The most drama I’ll be dealing with this afternoon is trying to scrub off the remanence of my last spray tan that lingers behind on my knee caps.

Man I’m boring. But this panang curry isn’t! Kloveyoubyyyyyye.

PaleOMG Easy Veggie Panang Curry


Easy Veggie Panang Curry

  • Author: juli
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 5-6 1x


  • 3 (14 ounce) cans of full fat coconut milk
  • about 5 ounces red thai curry paste
  • 2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 eggplant, cubed
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seed butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • salt, to taste
  • mint leaves, for garnish
  • thai basil leaves, for garnish


  1. Place coconut milk and curry paste in a large pot over medium heat and whisk to combine. Then add sweet potatoes and carrots. Set timer to 10 minutes and let it come to a low boil. 
  2. After the 10 minutes is up, add the eggplant, red bell pepper, onion, sunflower seed butter, honey, fish sauce, lime juice and salt. Mix to combine then cover and cook for another 10 minutes.
  3. Remove lid, taste to see if the curry needs any extra lime juice or salt then serve up! Add cauliflower rice, any source of protein, or just eat on its own! And don’t forget to garnish it with a little mint and thai basil.

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


28 thoughts on “Easy Veggie Panang Curry”

  1. I also weirdly have been craving less meat this year – maybe it has something to do with turning 30?? LOL – but totally have always LOVED me some eggplant. Oh my gosh, baked in foil with lots of garlic and tomatoes and olive oil and onions?!?! Just you wait – the D-emoji is def about to be your fave veg 🙂 Can’t wait to make this curry, Juli! Thanks so much for the awesomeness and for making me laugh hysterically by calling pants “leg prisons.”

      1. It is scary, especially since it is mostly true, but it’s also crazy good. It’s one of those shows you can’t help but want to watch even though you feel like you shouldn’t.

  2. Well this looks delightful! I keep looking back to your posts which you included 6-8 easy 30 minute meals for dinner inspo. Can you do more of those pretty please? They are so helpful! Thanks for being the best!

  3. Do you order curry without cornstarch when out to eat? I am also curry obsessed and usually pay for it the day after because of the added cornstarch. Ive probably gone to at least 15 places for curry and only two thai places said they would make it cornstarch free for me! What’s up with that? Eggplant is my favorite part of curry btw. It is so mushy and tender in the most perfect way.

    1. i don’t, but i don’t have much issue with cornstarch myself so it’s not something i personally have to worry about. it’s such a shame they do that though, so annoying!

  4. Soooo….I finally took the plunge guys! After months and months (maybe even a year – it def feels like a while) of reading Instant Pot recipes on the blog I FINALLY gave into the FOMO and bought one!! Woot woot! I pick it up tonight and I’m sup EXCITED!! But today’s recipe isn’t for the Instant Pot–of course its not…Murphy’s law (who is Murphy exactly?) I’m sure I could make it in it though right?!? Everything is going in this baby now!! Haha! Anny whoo….a quick word of thanks for the abundant amount of information you share on health and fitness. I am loving your new exercise routines on Instagram, and as an Instagram newbie (I’ve had it a few years but only really learning how to use it – I’m old people!!) your stories CRACK me up. It’s like the cherry on top of your ice cream, end of the day belly giggles, and soo much love for Jackson. Can he get any cuter. I think not. Ok back to work but just wanted to send some love your way today for all the time you put in sharing your life with us. It doesn’t go unnoticed and it is met with much gratitude. Air fryer?? Give me another year to think on that one….I’m cheap what can I say 🙂

    1. awwwww thanks for all the kind words and love!! and good work buying the instant pot! you are going to love it! and i would definitely wait on the air fryer until you are totally sure, it’s one big bitch. thank you again for all the love, that was so sweet of you to leave such a great message!

  5. I cannot wait to try this!!! I could eat curry everyday and Panang is always my go to! Thanks for the great recipe, I’ll be whipping this one up this weekend!

  6. I just made this tonight for dinner. (I didn’t have fish sauce or the sunflower seed butter). But OMG !!! Sooooo good. I ate it over some jasmine rice. This is truly addicting. Thank you!!!
    Can you please give the recipe for your carrot fritters?

  7. This is so freaking gooooood. Just used the veggies I had on hand instead, which was an eggplant, 2 zucchini, and baby bok choy (and the thai basil which adds so much!) and it came out perfect! Thanks for a delicious recipe – will definitely make again!

  8. Oh my goodness so damn delicious!!! First time making this recipe and I’m so glad I did!! Well done!!!

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