My grandmother is from a little place called Kemalpaşa in the city of Bursa. She has only several family members left there and one of them, used to make this for us when we went there for short visits in summer. As a kid, I thought they had a huge garden and huge pumpkins and these trays coming out of the oven was never ending. I was not a huge fan of this dish to tell you the truth.
But then I was a kid. I did not see what was so good about this simple dish. And exactly the simplicity is the main thing. There is no fuss, no measuring. You just add a handful of sugar and just enough of milk. That is something I am getting used to it again because I have turned out to be exact-numbers kinda gal due to my engineering and lab background. It is sometimes hard for me not to get answers to my questions like “But exactly how much sugar? What is the volume of that glass you are using?”.
But this one seems like you can not mess it up at all. Cut up the pumpkin, put them in a baking tray, sprinkle a handful of sugar and pour some milk half way up to pumpkins. Bake at 350F (or 180C) until the pumpkins are done. Check regularly to see if there is enough milk and add more milk if necessary until done.