Sri Lankan Egg Hoppers

Sri Lanka Formally Ceylon

Preparation info
  • 6 to 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Lavender & Lovage: A Culinary Notebook of Memories & Recipes From Home & Abroad

By Karen Burns-Booth

Published 2019

  • About

Egg hoppers are a popular breakfast dish in Sri Lanka, where they are served with or without eggs, but nearly always with sambols, curry, dhal and coconut gravy. You can also have spinach and beetroot hoppers. NB: Hoppers (appa) are a range of dishes based on a fermented batter, usually made of rice flour and coconut milk with spices. The dish is pan-fried or steamed. The fermenting agent is palm toddy or yeast. Hopper variants can be either savoury (such as egg hoppers, milk hoppers, and s