Pumpkin in Coconut Milk: Fak Thong Kaeng Buet


Halloween is coming soon and this is also the pumpkin season of the year. Thus, it’s time for an easy Thai dessert recipe. Today, I’d like to present you pumpkin in coconut milk (Fak Thong Kaeng Buet, ฟักทองแกงบวด). It’s easy to prepare, the main ingredients are of course pumpkin and coconut milk. Hence, this recipe is similar to bananas in coconut milk (Kluai Buad Chi) if you remember this one 🙂

Pumpkin in coconut milk

pumpkin in coconut milk (photo credit: cooking-kapook.com)

pumpkin in coconut milk (photo credit: cooking-kapook.com)

Here is what you need to prepare 4 portions:

  • 500g pumpkin
  • 5 cups of coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup of palm sugar
  • 1/2 cup of sugar (as to taste, you may also take less sugar)
  • 1TSP salt
  • lime water


Wash the pumpkin and cut it into bite-size pieces. Then soak the pumpkin pieces in lime water for about 30 minutes. Take a pot and bring the coconut milk to a boil. Add in the pumpkin and boil until it is cooked. Then put in the palm sugar, sugar and salt. Stir until the sugar and salt are well dissolved. You’re ready to serve!

This recipe comes from the amazing cooking channel WhatRecipe.tv. In the following video, you can easily learn how to prepare this easy Thai dessert.

Hope you’ll give pumpkin in coconut milk a try! 🙂

Yours, Sirinya

(P.S. for more general information, check out my Thai Food Dictionary)

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