It’s Hoppers (Aappa)
Being a south Asian country in the Indian subcontinent many cultures, norms and believes are clustered among Sri Lankans. All these values nourished the Sri Lankan food culture, more specifically by Sinhalese and Hindu practices.
Hopper is a half globe, concave shaped easy breakable food. Made in a small wok and cooked in few minutes. The paste is very thick and bitter taste due to fermentation cultures. Hopper paste/batter is made out of mixing rice flour, salt, coconut milk and palm toddy (yeast) with water. Hoppers are customized by adding Egg or Honey, give a different flavor. Food is readily available around the country at most of local food shelters.
Hoppers have a famous companion with “Lunumiris”, which a ground red chilies and salt paste. Making a Hopper is an Art and It comes from generation to generation.
Do not miss to taste a Hopper at your next holiday in Sri Lanka !