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Sri Lankan Hoppers

Sri Lankan egg hoppers authentic
Ratings 5 from 1 votes
Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 1140 min Cook Time: 30 min Total Time: 19 hrs 30 mins
Servings 2

Easy Sri Lankan hoppers recipe that uses rice flour. And uses 18-hour fermentation to get the authentic hopper taste.

  • 200 grams Rice flour
  • 1 pinch of yeast
  • 3/4 cups water (175mg)
  • 200 milliliters of coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt as needed
  1. The night before you make hoppers (18hrs - 20hrs earlier) make a very thigh dough-like paste using rice flour, yeast, and water. You can use a spoon or fork to mix this. Then cover with and let it ferment for 18 to 20 hours. It's okay to make them a little earlier or a little later. Do NOT add sugar or salt.
  2. 18 to 20 hours later you should be able to notice that there are some bubbles on the surface and the paste has risen a little bit.
  3. After 18 - 20 hours add sugar and coconut milk and make a somewhat thick batter. Not too thick or not too thin. Careful when you add coconut milk. You might need less or more than 200ml. So add a little by little and see the consistency is right. Do NOT add salt yet. Now cover again and let it sit for 30 mins.

  4. Meanwhile, add a generous amount of oil to your hopper pan. Let the oil heat a bit and then add an egg yolk if your pan is too sticky. ( Or you can use the whole egg if your pan is old and well seasoned) break the egg yolk in the oil as it frying and rub it all in the pan using your spoon. Then remove the oil and the egg yolk to a heatproof bowl. We are going to use this oil to rub the pan before making each hopper. **Skip this step completely if you're using a nonstick hopper pan.
  5. After 30 mins of mixing coconut milk and sugar, add salt to the batter and mix very well.
  6. Sri Lankan hoppers authenticHeat the hopper pan on medium heat, add a ladle full of batter to the center. and swirl the pan around to coat the inside with the batter. Now cover the pan and let it cook for about 45 seconds or until it's done.
  7. and swirl the pan around to coat the inside with the batter. Now cover the pan. Do not open the lid again and again.
  8. Sri Lankan hoppers authenticand let it cook for about 45 seconds or until it's done.
  9. Sri Lankan egg hoppers authenticFor egg hoppers, pour the batter ( a little less than plain hoppers), break an egg in, add salt and pepper, cover, and cook on low heat until you get the desired texture.
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