Festivals goes well with fried fish. However, there are no rules as to what it can be eaten with. This is my version. Recipe for Jamaican mango fried festival
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup refined cornmeal
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. butter or margarine (softened at room temperature)
3/4 cup cold milk (or less)
Enough oil for frying
Sift flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt together into a medium-size bowl. Add the sugar. Make a well in the centre. Pour in some of the milk, with a spatula, gently glide flour into water.
With hands, knead 4-5 times until dough is smooth and no longer sticks to hands. Cover with plastic wrap for 15 minutes (optional, but best method).
Put a skillet or Dutch pot over low heat with oil to hot. Pinch off a piece of the dough and roll into long shape. Depending on the size of the pot, fry about seven or so. Fry each side for about 1 1/2. Drain on paper towel. Best when hot or warm