Thursday, May 28, 2009

Lepat labu (Steamed Pumpkin in banana leaves)

Today let's do something more local.....

Lepat labu (steamed pumpkin in banana leaves)

What you need:

550 gm pumpkin (remove skin, cut and boil till tender)
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup coconut milk
1 1/4 cup flour
Coconut flakes mixed with little salt.
Enough banana leaves (put over fire to just soften leaves)

How to go about doing it:

- Mix 1/4 cup of the coconut milk with sugar and stir over slow fire until sugar just melt
- Mash the pumpkin until smooth (while still hot)
- Add sugar syrup and the rest of coconut milk, stir.
- Fold in flour and mix well.
- Take a tablespoonful of the mixture, spread on the banana leaves.
- Put coconut flakes along the center.
- Fold nicely and steam for 20 minutes. 

Note: This recipe may not be sweet to some people. You can adjust sweetness accordingly but to me this is just nice


  1. sedap nih!
    lina dah wat mck nyer mango salsa tu.... best lah! thanks for the recipe.

  2. macih lina....salsa...hmmm anak mck kata cam kerabu..he he mmg lah yg ni kerabu omputih kan.
    nak lagi kao, campurlah english herbs (parsley dsb)