Go Back
+ servings

Cassava Dumplings

Learn how to make this easy 3 ingredient cassava flour dumplings
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Jamaican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 263kcal
Author Charla


  • 2 cups of Cassava flour
  • ¾ cup Gluten free flour to eliminate the gumminess (see notes)
  • ½ cup of hot water approximately and more if needed
  • ½ teaspoon of himalayan pink


  • Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil
  • Place all of the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix.
  • Start to add the water, a little at a time, you may need to use a spoon and proceed to knead the dough (you may not use all of the water). The dough should be pliable, firm and not sticky.
  • Pinch off some of the dough to form a small ball, use the palm of your hands to roll and then flatten into a disc shape.
  • As you make each dumpling add them to the boiling water/soups or stews.
  • Boil them for 10-15 minutes in total


  • The texture. Using cassava flour WITHOUT any other flour results in a more gummy texture dumpling. Replace the ½ cup of cassava flour with ¾ cup of another flour to eliminate this.
  • As recipe update I now recommend using HOT water to make the dough NOT warm as hot water gives a better texture when kneading and forming the dumpling.
  • Keep the water boiling. This is VERY VERY important you absolutely must make sure your pot of water is kept boiling prior to adding your dumpling.
  • Adding the dumpling to a pot of cold water will change the texture to being tough.
  • Add the water to the cassava flour in increments so you can achieve the right consistency which is a pliable dough
  • If you add too much water simply correct by adding more flour. If the dumpling feels to dry add a splash more of water to create more moisture
  • Cassava flour doesn't contain gluten so it is more fragile when handling. Be extra careful when forming the dumpling it is normal for the dough take a bit of extra work in order to stick together (as I said this flour contains no gluten)
  • Add another gluten free flour (½ cup) if you want to aid binding/balance things out


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 4mg