Fierce Dombolo


Experience the comforting embrace of Fierce Dombolo, a traditional dish that’s hearty and satisfying. The dough is prepared with care, resulting in soft and fluffy dumplings that pair wonderfully with a variety of dishes. It’s a taste of tradition and a reminder of the joy found in simple, soul-warming cuisine.

Fierce Dombolo

Course Side Dish
Cuisine African


  • 2 1/2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 TBSP Sugar
  • 4 g Instant yeast
  • 1 tsp dry basil
  • 1.2 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup Grated carrot
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1/2 cup Luke warm water


  • In a large bowl, add all dry ingredients and mix, then add cold butter(Chop into cubes for easier incorporation), and use hands to crumb the butter and dry ingredients together until it looks like breadcrumbs.Add Water to the bowl, and mix the dough with bare hands until fully combined
  • Proof for the dough for 1 hour by placing it in a warm area and covering with a cloth/Cling wrap
  • After 1 hour, remove the cover and punch down the dough to release the gas then roll into medium sized balls
  • Place rolled balls into greased cups/remkins
  • Pour cold water into big pot. Filling 1/4 way up.
  • Insert cups, make sure they do not float
  • Steam with the pot lid tightly closed, your heat must be at medium heat level
  • Steam for about 30-40 minutes, and test with a skewer/ table knife. It should come out clean when it is ready.
  • Release from the cups and let it cool.
  • Enjoy
Keyword Starch

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