Thursday, September 12, 2013

Jamaican Festival Fried Dumplings / Khajura / Ghajura

   
Jamaican Festival Fried Dumplings /  Khajura / Ghajura
       
        Jamaican fried dumplings named as "Festival" and do not have any trace with festivals/ Occasions.. There is no proper information, why this recipe got this name.  Usually  sold in Jamaican beaches as a street food with spicy fish and jerk chicken. In Jamaican cuisine , they will make 3 types of dumplings and festival is one of those which is  sweeter and crispy.. To know more about Jamaican food and life style check the link given below.. This sweet is also available in South Indian tea stall as Khajura or Ghajura..

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 ~ 20 minutes
Serves: 6,  it may very depends on size and shape of the festival.
Adapted from  Cook like A Jamaican

Jamaican Festival Fried Dumplings /  Khajura / Ghajura

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups all-purpose Flour
1/4 cup Cornmeal
4 Tbsp Sugar or to taste
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 Egg, beaten ( optional)
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 cup ice Water
1 cup Cooking Oil

Method
1. Mix dry ingredients together
2. Add beaten egg( if you are using it) and vanilla and mix gently until combined
3. Add water little by little, kneading until dough holds together.
4. Knead dough until smooth and divide into 6 or more equal pieces; shape in long dumplings.
5. Heat cooking oil on High in deep frying pan and place the Festival Dumplings in the pan one at a time.
6. Reduce heat to Medium and turn Festival dumplings every few minutes until they are brown on all sides and are cooked through; they will expand as they cook. Enjoy with cup of tea or with any spicy side dish in Jamaican way.

Jamaican Festival Fried Dumplings /  Khajura / Ghajura


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22 comments:

Supriya Nair said...

Love the fried dumplings. Great teatime snack...

Srivalli said...

That's surely very tempting...new for me, but sounds somewhat like our festival dishes..

Priya Suresh said...

Name itself is very attractive, would love to taste a festival rite now.

Premas Culinary said...

wow too tempting dumplings....

Manjula Bharath said...

Wow thats an delicious and appealing dumpling :) and very nice to know that some recipes and similar in other countries too!!

Sandhya Karandikar said...

Looks a fairly easy recipe to make. Different.

Happys Cook said...

yummy dumplings... nice texture

Vimitha Anand said...

Looks so crispy and fluffy. will try soon

Chef Mireille said...

I've only had these once at a Jamaican restaurant and I thought they were really dry but yours look great. Will try

Harini-Jaya R said...

Sounds interesting!

vaishali sabnani said...

these are so new...nice and crunchy.

Padmajha PJ said...

This is so new to me. Looks lovely...

Pavani N said...

Yummy looking dumplings.

Gayathri Kumar said...

They looks so crisp on outside and soft inside. Very new dish to me...

Sreevalli E said...

Those dumplings are tempting..

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

that is new to me... looks very interesting..
Sowmya

Suma Gandlur said...

They look inviting. Kids will love this.

Rajani S said...

I havent heard of this before..They look very well done!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

I am having so much fun reading all these new recipes. My bookmark folder is going to burst :)

veena krishnakumar said...

Very new to me...looks awesome!!!

Preeti Garg said...

Amazing recipe..

Archana Potdar said...

Wow what a delicious street food. I wish I can eat some of these now.