Khanom Gluay (Banana Pudding)

Steamed banana pudding with coconut or “Khanom Gluay” Thai called. So many dishes in Thailand, this dessert is less sweet than western desserts or another Thai dessert. It quite a healthy dessert to eat!

  • 10 Fresh bananas
  • 1 cup Freshly grated fresh coconut meat
  • 3 cups Pre-sifted rice flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 cup Cream of coconut milk
  • Freshly grated long strands of coconut meat
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Mix together all the ingredients except the bananas.
  • Once everything is in a mixing bowl and well mixed, puree the bananas and immediately pour it into the mixture.
  • Pour this mixture into an either round or square baking pan and steam this pudding in a steamer for about 20 minutes or until the flour in the pudding is cooked and the pudding sets.
  • Take the pudding out of the steamer and allow to cool before cutting and serve garnished with a little of the freshly grated coconut meat and salted coconut cream.
  • Coconut meat can be bought from your grocery store by buying a whole fresh coconut.
  • Crack the coconut open with a hammer and the juice will run out.
  • The white meaty flesh of the coconut that is attached to the inside shell is the meat that you will use to grate.
  • Coconut cream is derived from canned coconut milk by allowing the can to sit up in a cold place.
  • Open the can from the top and the solidified mass on top of the can is the cream.
  • Spoon only this top part and warm it in a sauce pan; if the liquid is too thick add a little of the milk from the rest of the can.
  • Salted coconut cream is only the melted cream from the top of a coconut can which has been salted.
  • If this cream is too thick, thin it out with a little coconut milk.