Trinidadian Dumpling

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Recipes from Brixton Village

Recipes from Brixton Village

By Miss South

Published 2014

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Fish, Wings & Tings

Trinidadian dumplings are boiled, unlike their Jamaican cousins. They are simple and easy to make. You can serve them with anything you fancy.


  • 250 g plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 150 ml cold water


In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients with your hand and then add water a little at a time and knead it into a soft but not sticky dough. You may not need all of the water. Using some extra flour on your work surface, roll the dough out to a 3 cm thick sausage shape and then cut into 12 cm lengths.

Cook in a pot of boiling water for 15 minutes before draining well. Serve with the curried crab to soak up the beautiful curry sauce.