Kabocha Manju Recipe

Kabocha Manju



  • 1 1/3 cup of wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of matcha powder
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup of water

For Filling:

  • 250 grams of kabocha, seeds removed and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of honey

How to make Kabocha Manju

  1. Cut kabocha into small pieces and steam about 10 minutes or until softened.
  2. Mash kabocha in a bowl and add sugar and honey.
  3. Shift flour, baking powder, matcha  and sugar into a bowl. Add water and knead the dough.
  4. Divide dough into 8 pcs. and flatten by hands. Put kabocha filling in the center of the dough and wrap it with the dough to make a round. Repeat this process.
  5. Preheat a steamer. Place manju in the steamer and steam over high heat for about 10 minutes.
Question from the Chef

“What's your favorite way to cook with kabocha?”

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