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!
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
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.
Let’s stay connected! Find me on:
- Also subscribe to my newsletter for recipe updates!
THANK YOU for all of your support, for visiting my blog, commenting, and sharing my recipes with your friends and family. I am SO thankful for you!
If you try this Jamaican fried dumpling recipe, then don’t forget to rate it and leave a comment below. I would LOVE to hear about your experience and your comments just make my day!
Jamaican fried dumpling recipes
- 358 g (2.86 cups) Plain flour
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 170 ml Water
- 30 g (1.06 oz) Butter
- Vegetable oil Just enough that haft the dumpling dough is covered with the oil in the pot
- Combine the flour, salt and baking power in a mixing bowl.
- Crumble the butter in the dry flour mixture
- Gradually add water to it the dry ingredients, knead until you make a soft dough.
- Divide the dough into equal small pieces, about 7 to 8 pieces.
- Roll each pieces between the palms of your hands in a circular motion to from a round ball.
- In a frying pan, pour the cooking oil and put it to heat on medium 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.
- Fry until the flour is cooked and the dumplings are golden.
- The amount of water you use may depend on the brand of flour used. You may need a little more or a little less. Slowly stir in the water into the flour until you make a soft dough. The dough should not be sticky.
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 🙂
You are welcome and thank for sharing.
I’ve been using this recipe for a few years now and they turn out perfectly every single time! Thank you for a great recipe!
I have never made these before, but eaten lots and they turned out perfect, thanks for the recipe.
They came out perfect!
Thank you for creating this website and for sharing your recipe.
You are welcome Tracy, that’s very good to hear.
I use milk instead of water
The fluffiest, soft dumplings I have ever made, I added a tablespoon of margarine to the mix. Thank you for a great recipe!
Margarine is great too.
Can u use bumpling min out of a packet
Can you explain why my dumplings are hard once removed from the pan
Sounds like you may have overworked the dough
How long does the dough take ? Is it just bound together with a couple of mixes or am I really working it?
Turned out awesome!
Really good recipe ❤️
Hi why are my dumpling oily on the inside please? Like you can see the oil a little
The dough was too soft or the oil wasn’t hot enough before you add the dumpling
Yum, yum, yum! Festival & dumplings turned out lovely! Thank you.
my first time cooking these and they came out great thanks to your recipe! can’t wait to cook them again❤️
Hi Stevie, I’m please to hear that you have don’t well on your first try.
Thank you for this for these receipts I have just found your page I am cooking fried dumplings to go with jerk pork rice and peas for the first time wish me luck have a great day my name is Wisdom by the way
Great recipe and so easy to follow
How many grams of flour equals to a cup?
Around 250 grams is 2 cups
So easy and simple, thanks for the efforts of also putting how much more of the ingredients are required if wanting to increase the amount made perfect for mums who need to just get on with
Can I put in deep fat fryer and what temp should I put it on tried a few times in pan and always end up with the middle not cooked
My colleague made these I tried it for the first time yesterday and just had to make my own they turned out great thankyou so much !!
This recipe is delicious. I made this with my 5 year old Son. We added 1/4 cup cornmeal and 1 tsp of sugar to the recipe. Just perfect!!
Amazing dumpling,crispy on outside but nice and fluffy on the inside,delicious 😘