Sankaya (Thai Pumpkin Custard)
55 mins (prep 10, cooking 45)
9 ingredients
1 servings
I was looking around for a good Sankaya recipe and ended up with a hybrid of two. Here it is. I have used a 4.5 lbs pumpkin before but I'll stick to a smaller pumpkin. I use packet coconut milk and realise that it comes in 200ml and not 250ml (1 cup). The steamed pumpkin will not be sweet so you may want to put in more sugar to compensate. Cooling time is about 2 - 3 hours. Chill overnight if desired. If you have Pandan essence, use that. Add 1 cup of Ginko Nuts if desired.

Categories:  technique , <-60-mins , puddings-and-mousses , easy , inexpensive , thai , squash , vegetable , time-to-make , steam , asian , dessert ,
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  • 1 small japanese pumpkin (kabocha, 2.2 - 3.3lb)
  • 200 -250 ml coconut milk
  • 5 -6 eggs (60gm each)
  • 1/2-1 cup sugar (depends on how sweet you want it to be)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 pinch salt (i keep forgetting to put it in)
  • evaporated milk (optional)


Serving Size (321.3 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 917.82 Calories from Fat 429.12
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47.68g 73.35%
Saturated Fat 42.28g 211.4%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 31.18mg 1.3%
Total Carbohydrate 129.36g 43.12%
Dietary Fiber 4.4 g 17.6%
Sugars 124.74 g %
Protein 4.58g 9.16%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 5.6mg%
Calcium 33.18mg% Iron 3.34mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
japanese pumpkin, vanilla essence, pinch salt, evaporated milk