On April 27, I posted a wonderful Jamaican Dinner that I ate on that day. Recently, I spent some time making Jamaican fried dumplings and it is traditionally made to go with this meal. They have a natural sweetness, very crispy on the outside, and extremely soft on the inside. This recipe is extremely easy to put together. You could make this with any meal like a Caribbean Stew Chicken, Stew Fish with Rice, Pelau, or Soups. After making these delicious dumplings I prefer eating them by itself with a little bit of melted butter. If you want to try this recipe I have the ingredients below and easy directions to follow.
2 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour (Plain Flour)
3/4 cup Cornmeal
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 – 3/4 tsp Salt
3 tbsp Sugar
1 cup Milk
1 tsp Cinnamon
Oil for Frying NOTE: Measure oil to deep fry dumplings
Mix all ingredients together to form a dough.
Let rise for 30 minutes.
After it has risen make it into 12 small dough balls.
Let the dough balls rest for 12 minutes.
When the 12 minutes is done then you can start to deep fry.
While frying the dumplings have to be golden brown. NOTE: You can open a dumpling to make sure the inside is fully cooked.
How many of you plan to make a trip to Jamaica? The beautiful beaches, exploring the culture, and trying out their tasty cuisine. I do have that on my bucket list as one of the places for me to visit. Being that the weather was sunny and breezy it was the perfect day for a Jamaican meal. As you can tell I was feeling “Irie” today…lol. My dinner today was incredibly delicious and an island staple in Jamaica. Here’s what I had on the menu Jerk Chicken, Rice with Kidney Beans, Coleslaw, and Jamaican fried dumplings. You guys I have to let you know this dinner was very tasty. I do plan on making this recipe again. Next time, I’m making this dinner I’ll add plantains for the real Caribbean vibe.
I would like to take your taste buds on a journey with me throughout my blog posts in the future. This journey started between 1845-1917 when British Colonialists visited India and had promised better job opportunities for the Indians. About over 140,000 Indians came to the island of Trinidad bringing a whole new culture. When the Indians arrived in Trinidad they worked in the sugarcane fields as a way to survive. Being that they settled in Trinidad the spices were created differently. The Trinidad curry has more of a Caribbean style. Which consists of other spices that include coriander, turmeric, cumin, and fenugreek. Trinidad curry spice is used in a variety of West Indian dishes like meats, vegetables, and seafood. When using this spice it comes with a bursting of flavors in a unique way. The authentic Indian food has more aromatic spices such as tikka and tandoori masalas. Also, when the spices were substituted from traditional spices gradually the cooking techniques have changed.
For me, I enjoy both West Indian and authentic Indian cuisines. In the future of my blog I will include recipes that I grew up eating. I love both cooking styles and the food is amazingly delicious! Best part about my culture is knowing two cuisines.