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Squash Cuchinta

How to Make Squash Cuchinta

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Native Delicacies
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 15 pcs


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup + 3 Tbsp. water
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup squash boiled and mashed
  • 1/2 Tbsp. lihia lye
  • oil for greasing mould
  • coconut freshly grated


How to make Squash Cuchinta

  • Dissolve 1/2 cup sugar in water. Boil and cool. Sift flour and add little by little to the cooled syrup while stirring.
  • Add the mashed squash. Blend and strained the lihia. Mix thoroughly.
  • Line cuchinta molders (muffin pans can be used as substitute) with oil.
  • Pour 2 tablespoons of squash mixture into each molder. Cover with cheese cloth or waxed paper.
  • Steam for 2 minutes or until set. Serve with grated coconut. Serves 15 pcs.