I am linking these variations of hoppers or appam to my previous post.. HOPPERS (APPAM).
I would like to give you some variations and options to make the hopper batter.
I remember when my mother used to make hoppers(she makes the best) she used to
make a portion of the rice granules into kanji,and mix with the flour.That needed an
extra effort.For those of you who love the traditional way of making i will include it first
in my post today
1. MY MOTHER’S RECIPE
200-250 gm white raw rice soaked for 5-8 hours.
1 cup coconut water*
2 slices bread
a handful of white flour
enough coconut milk to pour the next day
Wash and drain the rice well .Powder in a mixer and separate 1/2 cup coarse rice flour.
To make the kanji or kappi:
Heat 1 cup water,once it reaches boiling point ,put the coarse rice flour into the
water.Mix well and switch off the flame ,cover and allow to cool.
Soak the bread slices in the coconut water.Once the kanji is cool ,mix all the ingredients
together with salt,and leave overnight.
Pour coconut milk (1st and 2nd milk extract)the next morning to get a medium
consistency (not too thick or thin).
*whenever you break a coconut ,do reserve the water in a glass container and keep it in the fridge and use when making hoppers.
2. APPAM WITH SAGO
The ingredients are the same except for sago and coconut.
Grated or cut coconut have to be added while grinding itself
Cook 1/2 cup sago in 1.5 cups of water till sago is cooked and grind with the rest of the
Always add sugar and maida after grinding.
3.APPAM WITH RAWA OR SEMOLINA
This is with rawa or semolina .You have to just replace semolina for sago .
4. APPAM WITH YEAST
2 cups white raw rice soaked
1 coconut grated or cut
1 cup cooked rice
3-4 tblsp white flour or maida
1-2 cups coconut water or enough to get the consistency
2 tblsp sugar
baking soda(to add following day when making)
After the rice is soaked for 4-5 hours,grind altogether fine.
Set to ferment overnight.
Next morning add a pinch of cooking soda ,mix and make hoppers.
Tip :While making hoppers ,some have a difficulty of removing the hopper easily from the pan.
Just make a scrambled egg in the same pan you are going to make,and then pour ladle of the batter.It will slip out easily.
For vegans:Cut a big onion horizontally .Pour some oil in the pan and swirl the onion well on all sides till hot and pour the batter.
ADDING BAKING SODA OR APPA SODA IS TO BE ADDED IN ALL THE VARIATIONS IN THE MORNING .
Do send in your queries ande suggestions!
(Photo shows sago hoppers.)