Hopper With Sambal
A Sri Lankan street food recipe served with a spicy accompaniment.
Hopper with Sambhal Recipe by Chef Ranveer Brar

- 4

Cooking Time

-15 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 3 hrs


  • FOR Hopper
  • {1 cup Rice Flour, 3 gms Yeast, 1 tsp Sugar, As required Water, 2 tbsp Coconut Milk, As required Oil, 1 Egg}
  • FOR Sambal
  • {2 Onions 1 Tomato, 5 to 6 Dried Chillies, 1 tsp Sugar, 1 Lemon Juice, To taste Salt};
  • FOR Garnish
  • { Micro greens, Nacho Cheese Dip}


  1. 1

    For Hopper, Activate yeast by mixing with some water and sugar and letting it rest for around 10 minutes.
  2. 2

    In a bowl, mix 1 cup rice flour, 1 tsp sugar, 3 gms activated yeast and water as required to make thick consistency dough; Sprinkle few drops of water on dough, cover the bowl and rest the dough for 1.
  3. 3

    5-2 hours for fermenting.
  4. 4

    ; Add 2 tbsp coconut milk to the fermented dough.
  5. 5

    ; In an appam pan, pour oil as required, pour a ladle full of dough in the pan and spread evenly, cover the pan and let the hopper cook well, drizzle some oil and remove from pan.
  6. 6

    ; For non-veg hopper, break one egg on the hopper, cover pan and let it cook.
  7. 7

    drizzle some oil and remove from pan.
  8. 8

    ; For Sambal, Roughly chop 2 onions and 1 tomato and blend to fine paste with 5-6 red chillies, Add salt to taste, 1 tsp sugar and juice of 1 lemon, mix well.
  9. 9

    ; To serve, place the hopper in a plate and add a spoonful of sambal, garnish with some micro greens and nacho cheese dip.
  10. 10

    Hopper is ready to be served with Sambal.
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