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Delicious Hopper ‘Appa’

Sri Lanka Delicious Hopper

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The hopper is one of Sri Lanka‘s most popular breakfast and dinner snacks.
Type of pancake, originating from south India and Sri lanka.made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk. Common in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Sri Lanka.
There are two main types of hoppers in Sri Lanka. Plan hoppers and egg hoppers. This dish is called ‘ Appa’ and ‘Bittara Appa’ in Sri Lanka.

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When it comes to the food that Sri Lanka should eat, it is at the top of the list for food lovers. A bowl of rice flour and coconut milk is poured into bowl-shaped hoppers. They have a thin, crisp outer edge with a soft dough. Traditionally eaten with plain or medium egg, served with a variety of curries and sambal..usually eat hoppers with onion sambal and gravy with a very spicy meat/egg curry called onion chilli. Then you can dip hopper into it. or with
honey and banana for a sweet treat

Delicious Hopper Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of dehydrated baker’s yeast
  • 250 ml of coconut water (I used fresh coconut water)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 500g of rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 750 ml of coconut milk


To make hoppers, you mix rice flour, coconut milk, yeast, and sugar and let it ferment overnight. To enhance the effect, chefs sometimes add a little bit of carbonated water. Instant hopper mixes are now available in supermarkets. You pour it into a hopper bowl and cook on fire until golden color.

  A chopped egg for the hopper is even more amazing. As you begin to cook, you crack an egg over it and cover the pan. In a few minutes, you have a delicious hopper with a delicious egg on the bottom. The popular breakfast is served by upscale restaurants and street vendors.

I Laksitha ,nature,history lover and blogger,

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