If you love green banana then you will have to try these recipes, Green Banana Run Down, Banana Porridge, and Jamaican Blue Draws. My friend Monique recently requested that I share my recipe for green banana dumplings with her, I decided to share it here for all my readers as well.

Green banana dumplings in a white casserole dish with vegan ackee in the background in a white bowl.

Green Banana Dumplings

I grew up in Jamaica eating fried and boiled dumplings made in various forms with varied ingredients. The basic ingredients are flour, water, salt,  similar to my Jamaica Boiled Dumplings recipe. 

Variations of boiled dumplings include Cassava Dumplings and green banana dumplings. Boiled dumplings taste great with stews, curries, steamed vegetables, and added to soups. Plantain Dumpling Stew.

Green Banana Dumpling Ingredients

  • Green Banana – unripe bananas are used to make these dumplings, they have green skin, are starchier than ripe bananas and the flesh is very firm to touch. 
  • Flour – I used all-purpose gluten-free flour. 
  • Salt
  • Water.

Green banana dumplings steps

How To Make Green Banana Dumplings?

  1. Bring water to a boil with 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a large pot on medium-high, in the meanwhile prepare your dumplings.
  2. Peel green bananas, cut the ends off the banana, make a vertical cut just beneath the skin to reveal the white flesh, pry the skin off using a knife or peel with the knife. Discard the skin.
  3. Using a box grater, rub the banana up and down the smallest holes until all the banana is grated, repeat with the other bananas until you have about 1 cup full.
  4. Place the grated banana in a bowl, add flour, salt and mix to combine. Add the water and knead to form a dough ball.
  5. Divide dough into equal parts to form about 9 or 10 balls, take each ball, and flatten to about 1/2 an inch thickness.
  6. Place dumplings in boiling water, reduce to simmer for 30 minutes, dumplings should become more buoyant. 
  7. Remove from boiling water with a slotted spoon and serve. 

Other Green Banana Recipes To Prepare

  1. Green Banana Rundown
  2. Green Banana Dumplings
  3. Pickled Green Banana Salad
  4. Banana Porridge

Green banana dumpling recipe, dumplings being boiled in water in a pot

What To Serve With Boiled Dumplings?

Close up green banana dumplings in a white bowl on a gray marmgoo

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boiled green banana dumplings, in a white bowl with veg ackee.

Green Banana Dumplings

Green Banana Dumplings are a great Jamaican-style dumpling recipe that is served as a side dish, grated green bananas are added to gluten-free flour and salt, mixed with water, shaped into plump round disks and boiled until chewy.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Jamaican
Keyword: green banana dumplings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 268kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 3-4 medium green bananas
  • 2 1/4 cups flour (I used all-purpose gluten-free flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • Bring water to a boil with 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a large pot on medium-high, in the meanwhile prepare your dumplings.
  • Peel green bananas. Cut the ends off the banana, make a vertical cut just beneath the skin to reveal the white flesh, pry the skin off using a knife, or peel it with the knife. Discard the skin.
  • Using a box grater, rub the banana up and down the smallest holes until all the banana is grated, repeat with the other bananas until you have about 1 cup full.
  • Place the grated banana in a bowl, add flour and salt, and mix to combine. Add the water and knead to form a dough ball. If your dough is too sticky, you can add extra flour and if not all the flour is incorporated, add a little water.
  • Divide the dough into equal parts to form about 9 or 10 balls. Take each ball and flatten it to about 1/2 an inch thick.
  • Place dumplings in boiling water, and reduce to simmer for 30 minutes; dumplings should become more buoyant.
  • Remove from boiling water with a slotted spoon and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 314mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 3mg