How to Cook Homemade Panang Curry

by Ericka Jones

My friends wife is Thai and agreed to teach us how to cook homemade panang curry on our own! This is my first guide, so I hope I do a good job... I'll try to cook and snap at the same time. :).


  • 1 tablespoon curry paste
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 carrots
  • 4 mini bell peppers
  • Milk
  • 1 can Coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons Palm sugar
  • Kafir lime leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (Squid Brand)
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Yum!!! Some of the ingredients can only be found at your local Asian market. But the result is soooo worth it!

    Step 2

    Cut carrots diagonal and place in bowl.

    Step 3

    Cut all mini bell peppers in thin slices. You can use all colors!!

    Step 4

    Cutting mini peppers is a team effort!

    Step 5

    She's explaining that for panang curry chicken slices need to be cut thin.

    Step 6

    Watch to see how thin!

    Step 7

    Next on to the kifir- lime leaves. Special tips included!!

    Step 8

    Now we start to cook!!! No more prep! GRAB YOUR WOK!!

    Step 9

    Open your coconut milk

    Step 10

    Heat coconut milk until it comes to a simmer- make sure to stir in the same direction on medium heat

    Step 11

    Add one tablespoon of curry paste. Stir in circular motion.

    Step 12

    When it looks like its getting thicker. Lower the heat.

    Step 13

    Add more coconut milk to taste.

    Step 14

    Begin adding chicken to mixture. Stir together and bring back to a simmer. Be careful not to burn it by stirring constantly.

    Step 15

    Chicken- curry combo.Feel free to add more coconut milk!

    Step 16

    Add carrots next. They take the longest next to the chicken to cook. Stir constantly on medium heat.

    Step 17

    Turn heat to low to medium. Let it cook the carrots for a while. Your kitchen should smell like heaven!

    Step 18

    Add a pinch of sea salt.

    Step 19

    Next- add palm sugar to the mixture. If yours come soft - that's ok. Ours came pre measured for us. Use about 2 tablespoons, but it's to taste.

    Step 20

    The sugar should melt pretty quickly.

    Step 21

    Add squid sauce ( also can be fish sauce). about 1/2 tablespoon.

    Step 22

    Add 1/4 cup milk.continue stirring. Turn heat to medium high.

    Step 23

    Everything should be mixing well together.

    Step 24

    Once the sugar is melted- turn the heat back to low.

    Step 25

    Add bell peppers and stir. Turn heat to medium.

    Step 26

    Add kifir-lime leaves to curry. Stir and let simmer.

    Step 27

    Time to taste test! if you want it sweeter, add more palm sugar, if you want more salt, add more squid sauce! :) yummy!!

    Step 28

    Taste it!

    Step 29

    Put it in a bowl and add decorations ( coconut milk and kifir-leaves).

    Step 30