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Jamaican fried dumpling recipes

So you love Jamaican fried dumpling and want to learn how to make it? You will be surprised how simple and easy fried dumpling is to make. Just three ingredients!

Jamaican fried dumpling recipe
Fried Dumpling

Fried Dumplings

Everyone loves a good fried dumpling. The golden crust on the outside and the soft bread like texture on the inside, mmhh.

Fried dumpling make a great snack you can have for breakfast, apart of your lunch or dinner. I love dumpling so I have to share this recipe.

What You Need

Yes, just three simple ingredients! Can you believe that? All you need is plain flour, salt and baking powder.

Sometimes I switch things up a bit and add a few more ingredients. Whenever I am making fried dumplings to have with eggs or making it for my niece and nephew, I would add a little sugar or cornmeal. And instead of making the dumpling round, I make them flat.

How To Make Jamaican Fried Dumpling

fried dumpling direction

Making Jamaican fried dumpling from scratch is very simple. After mixing the dry ingredients together, add water and knead to make the soft dumpling dough. Roll the dough in the palm of your hands to form a ball, then fry. It is that simple!

What To Eat It With?

The great thing about fried dumpling is that it goes with just about anything and at anytime of the day.

The most popular dishes to serve fried dumpling with are callaloo, ackee or cabbage. I personally love fried dumpling with scrambled egg or just eating it on its own.

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Jamaican fried dumpling recipes

Make Jamaican fried dumpling with a few ingredients that's already in your cupboard.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 6 Dumplings
Calories 91.5 kcal


  • 2 Cups Plain flour*
  • ½ tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Water
  • ½ Cup Vegetable oil


  • Combine the flour, salt and baking power in a mixing bowl.
  • Gradually add water to it the dry ingredients, knead until you make a soft dough.
  • Divide the dough into equal small pieces, about 6 to 7 pieces.
  • Roll each pieces between the palms of your hands to from a round ball.
  • In a frying pan, pour the cooking oil and put it to heat on high fire.
  • Place the round dough into the heated oil. Turn the the heat down to medium low and let to dough fry on all sides.
  • Fire until the flour is cooked and the dumplings are golden.


Place the fried dumplings on kitchen rolls to absorb the extra oil


Calories: 91.5kcal
Keyword jamaican fried dumpling
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  1. 5 stars
    It’s been 10 years since I tried making dumplings and I followed this recipe and they came out perfectly!! Thank you!

    I had to half each ball in the end and ended up with 4 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    I have never made these before, but eaten lots and they turned out perfect, thanks for the recipe.

  3. Jamaican Foods and Recipes

    You are welcome Tracy, that’s very good to hear.

  4. Barrington

    5 stars
    I use milk instead of water

  5. 5 stars
    The fluffiest, soft dumplings I have ever made, I added a tablespoon of margarine to the mix. Thank you for a great recipe!

  6. Can u use bumpling min out of a packet

  7. Hi,

    Can you explain why my dumplings are hard once removed from the pan

  8. Fiona Morgan

    How long does the dough take ? Is it just bound together with a couple of mixes or am I really working it?

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