Red rice hoppers or white rice hoppers have a
distinct flavour .Ground with coconut,coconut
water mixture and few other ingredients and
fermented, this is one good fulfilling breakfast
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Now to the recipe with red rice
500 gm raw red rice ( you could mix half white
1 handful of white rice
1 cup cooked rice*
1 cup coconut water
2 slices bread( optional)
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt
1/2 -1 coconut gratings or cut
3 tbsp all purpose flour
Soak the rice for minimum 2-3 hours or
Wash well and grind with coconut,cooked
rice,bread,tender coconut water to a fine
semolina consistency .
Now mix with the remaining ingredients.
Cover and set aside to ferment .
After fermentation add 1/4 tsp of baking
soda ,mix well and pour into appam chatty .
( tiny wok like vessels designed for appam)
Cover and cook till the sides are light brown .
Remove gently .
Note : To get the hoppers easily out of the
pan.Fry an egg with a little oil in the pan
you are going to make .Use a small piece of
the egg to smear with each time you pour
for a hopper.
If you are using a non stick pan then it’s
But hoppers in the normal pans are much
tastier and crispier.
* If you don’t have cooked rice .Heat 1 cup water and add semolina or coarse rice and switch off the flame ( 1 minute) .Cover and allow to cool and mix.
Photo shows egg hoppers and plain hoppers.
Varieties of hoppers like jaggery hoppers,cheese hoppers ,minced meat with cheese…….and many varieties can be made with batter.