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HOPPERS/APPAM SRI LANKAN Traditional bowl-shaped thin pancake

Served hot for breakfast or dinner with spicy Onion Sambol or Coconut Sambol

Makes approx 20 Hoppers


1 500gm Appam/Hoppers Mix (available in Lulu's and some of the local supermarkets in Dubai)

4 tbsp fresh coconut

1 tsp yeast

3 tsp sugar

1 tsp salt

3-4 tbsp coconut milk


  1. In a large bowl mix together the Appam/Hoppers Mix and fresh coconut.

  2. Take a small bowl and mix together yeast, sugar, salt and add this to the bowl of Hoppers mix.

  3. Cover the bowl with a tea-towel and set aside for 4 hours in a warm place to ferment.

  4. Now add the coconut milk and stir the batter. The batter should have the consistency of a thin crepe batter. If it is too thick, adjust by adding coconut milk.

  5. Heat the hopper pan over a high heat, then lower to medium.

  6. Add a ladle of hopper batter and immediately swirl the batter around the pan.

  7. Cover and cook until the batter sets, the edges are crispy, about 2 to 4 minutes.

  8. Gently slide the hopper out of the pan to a plate.

Serve hot with with spicy Onion Sambol or Coconut Sambol


2 -3 Onions minced

salt, chili powder, chili flakes, olive oil


Mix all the above ingredients together as per your spice level taste!

Serve with Hoppers

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