Jamaican Festival Fried Dumplings / Khajura / Ghajura

by - September 12, 2013

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

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

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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  1. Love the fried dumplings. Great teatime snack...

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

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

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

  5. Looks a fairly easy recipe to make. Different.

  6. Looks so crispy and fluffy. will try soon

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

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

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

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

  11. They look inviting. Kids will love this.

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

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

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

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


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