Dumplings are one of my absolute favourite things to eat.
Dumplings are made of dough and boiled or steamed. The dough is extremely versatile and can be stuffed then cooked or as is the case with this recipe you can cook them then saute them in a sauce to add flavour. On it’s own, dumpling can be very flavourless, which makes it easy to get very creative with your seasonings!
I grew up in the country side and this is country food. Of course back then my parents would restrict the amount of pepper in the dish but now when I cook it I don’t hold back. I have these with peas, beans and an array of vegetable sides (callaloo, tomatoes choka, bhaji etc)
Although my mother was the main cook growing up, dumplings were my dad’s specialty dish. Whenever we had friends or family coming over they would request that my dad make them dumplings. It is that good. On it’s own, this is a very simple recipe. But I always encourage you to make a meal of it! So cook up a side of veggies or beans and enjoy!
2 cups of flour
a pinch of salt
a pinch of sugar
3/4 cup of water
3 tablespoons of green seasoning
1 hot pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoon margarine
- Mix the flour, salt and sugar together then form a well in the middle and add the water. Add the water a little at a time, add more as necessary. Knead a soft firm dough.
- Form small balls with the dough and shape into flat ovals.
- Add dumplings to boiling water and cook on medium until the dumplings float to the surface of the water. This takes about 10 minutes.
- Strain the dumplings and keep aside.
- Heat the oil and margarine together on low heat.
- Add the green seasoning and pepper and cook until fragrant.
- Add the dumplings and saute until they are all fully coated and just lightly crisp.
As always, your feedback is appreciated! 🙂