Sri Lankan Recipes

Scrumptious and Straightforward Selfmade Sri Lankan Hoppers

Is there anything tastier street food than Hoppers? Absolutely not. Because Sri Lankan funnels are unique and flavorful. The edges of the funnels are crispy and the middle part of the funnel is soft and spongy. These crispy funnels are usually sold in the roadside shops and even the famous restaurants across Sri Lanka. If you take a long drive around the island, you will happen to see small shops selling these hoppers in different varieties. It can be sweet or savory.

I’ve tried countless recipes over the years and this is the best recipe that I’ve found works well all of the time.

Hoppers from Sri Lanka

The following is that I have tried adding Sri Lankan hoppers and am not really convinced.

When I started blogging and sharing the recipes every time, I always try many times and only share the final recipe that I really believe in and other people who really enjoyed eating my food. Hopper is also the same one I tried to make using coconut water, stale bread pieces, instant hopper mix and shredded marie biscuit, which was told by a hopper maker in Sri Lanka and also tried adding instant yeast. But somehow not very convinced of the result. Some funnels taste good but too hard, others got soft and keep falling on their side.

This recipe was developed by me personally and has succeeded every time. That’s why I wanted to share this with everyone. I know many housewives complain that making funnels at home is a tall order. But believe me, this funnel recipe doesn’t fail. You can confidently make and share with your family.

portions 12 -15 funnels

preparation time 15 minutes

cooking time 20 minutes

fermentation time 8th Hours

total time 8th Hours 35 minutes

  • cups White raw rice soaked for 5 hours
  • ¾ Cup Instant Hopper Mix Flour
  • 3 tablespoon Plain Flour
  • 1 Cup Thin fresh coconut milk
  • ½ Cup Thick fresh coconut milk
  • ½ Cup Warm water
  • tablespoon White sugar or to taste
  • 1 tsp Salt or to taste
  • 1 Middle protein
  • 2 pinches of baking soda

to make egg hoppers

  • 4 Middle free range eggs
  • Black pepper powder taste good
  • Salt taste good

milk funnel

  • 50 ml Thick coconut milk/coconut cream
  • sugar/molasses taste good
  • First you need to soak the white raw rice for 4-5 hours.

  • Drain the water after 4-5 hours and grind the flour into a fine powder.You can sift the flour to get the fine powder.
  • In a large skillet, add the ground rice flour, plain flour, and instant hopper mix, sugar, and salt. Mix everything until well mixed,

  • Add warm water and thin coconut milk and mix like a paste. It should be thick and not watery. Adjust the water/coconut milk according to the consistency.

  • Cover the pan and let one side stand for 2 hours. You can see that the mixture is already fermented and raised.

  • Add 1/2 of the thick coconut milk and 50ml of water and make the dough like a dosa dough. Cover and ferment the mixture for 7-8 hours.

  • Before preparing the hopper mix for serving, add egg whites from 1 whole egg and 2 pinches baking powder. Adjust batter for pouring consistency. Watch out for salt and sweets. Add if you need something more to your liking.

Simple Simple Funnel:

  • Heat the funnel pan over medium-high heat. Once the funnel pan is hot, very quickly add a ladleful of batter, tossing to thinly coat the walls of the pan.

  • Make sure there is a small puddle of leftover dough on the bottom.

  • Cover and cook 1-2 minutes or until center is set and sides are golden brown.

  • Once the funnels are cooked, lightly tap the sides of the pan to loosen the funnel. Use the sharp edge of the wooden spatula.

Making egg cups:

  • Keep the flame low. Add the 2 spoonfuls of batter to the hot funnel pan and quickly toss like the easy funnel.

  • Crack an egg into the center and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 2 minutes or until the eggs are just set. Some people like runny eggs. Adjust the cooking time according to your taste,

  • Serve with Lunu Miris or Seeni Sambol.

How to make a cute milk funnel:

  • Keep the flame low. Add the 2 spoonfuls of batter to the hot funnel pan and quickly toss like the easy funnel.

  • Mix coconut milk with sugar. put aside.

  • Pour the coconut milk in the center and cover and cook. To serve.

did you make this recipe

Please let me know how it turned out for you! Leave a comment below and tag @mysrilankanrecipes on Instagram and hashtag it #mysrilankanrecipes.

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