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Jamaican Festival Dumpling Recipe

3 min Cook

Jamaican festival dumpling is a type of street/comfort food eaten mostly with escovitch fish or Jamaican jerk chicken. The type of cornmeal and the amount used is important. Try this Jamaican festival dumpling recipe today courtesy of Roma’s Kitchen.

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Jamaican Festival Dumpling Recipe

Jamaican Festival Dumpling Recipe

prep time
10 min
cooking time
3 min
total time
30 min


  • Frying pan


  • 3 cups All purpose flour

  • 1 cup refined cornmeal

  • 3 tsp baking powder

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder

  • 2-3 tbsp sugar

  • 2 ½ cups cold milk OR 2 ½ cups water with 1tsp vanilla extract

  • 3 cups oil to fry


Add flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, cinnamon powder, and sugar in a bowl and mix to ensure all ingredients are evenly distributed
Add cold milk to the dry mixture a little at a time and mix everything together until a dough is formed
Cover the dough with a damped paper towel or cling wrap and let sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes – 1 hour.
Pinch pieces of the dough and roll them vertically
Over low-medium heat, add 3 cups of oil to a frying pan
Add festivals to the oil and fry for 4 minutes on each side or until festivals are golden brown
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