Hoppers are thin bowl-shaped pancakes found in Sri Lanka. Made with rice flour, they're excellent for someone with gluten intolerance and their shape makes them perfect to hold an egg and tasty curry gravy. Start this recipe a day ahead to ferment the hopper batter.
Note A hopper pan is a two-handled roundbased
pan, available from Indian and Sri Lankan specialist shops. A small
pan also works nicely - the ideal size is 18cm diameter.