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Kashikeyo Flan (Maldivian Screwpine Flan)

June 23, 2015


1 1/4 cup thinly sliced screw pine or  kashikeyo (make very thin slices of the red fleshy part of the screw pine, 4 screw pines thinly sliced measures to 1 ¼ cup)

1 cup water

½  tin condensed milk

4 eggs

2 tbsp white flour

1 tbsp vanilla essence

4 tbsp sugar


  1. Add 1 cup water and 1 cup sliced screw pine to a pot and bring to a boil. Once the screwpine is well cooked remove from fire and leave to cool.
  2. Run the above in a mixie until you get a smooth paste. Now strain using a tea strainer such that the fibre and the fleshy content of the screw pine is separated.
  3. Pour the fleshy screwpine content into a bowl, add the eggs, condense milk, vanilla essence, flour and beat well.
  4. Caramalise sugar in a baking tray by heating the sugar with a drop of water until the sugar melts and turns golden brown. Now spread the left over ¼ cup of finely sliced screwpine on top of the caramalised sugar in the baking tray.
  5. Pour the screw pine mixture to this baking tray.
  6. In a preheated oven bake the above mixture for about 55 minutes.
  7. Allow the mixture to cool. Flip onto a plate. Cut into slices and serve as a dessert.

Note; If you prefer not to bake you can steam the same.

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