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Kottu Roti is a famous Sri Lankan Street food. It’s so yummy my husband and I are craving it all the time. So we figured out how to make this kottu at home. In this recipe, I am sharing my secret recipe with you all.

Ingredients | අවශ්‍ය ද්‍රවය

  • Godamba Roti, Parata or Flour Tortilla – 14 Pieces

  • Shredded Chicken (preferably from Chicken Curry) – 6 Pieces

  • Eggs – 4

  • Chicken Gravy – 2 Cups

  • Carrots – 5 Cups

  • Leeks – 3 full Stalks

  • Onions – 1/2 Large 

  • Minced ginger and Garlic

  • Green Chilies – 6 Pieces 

  • Curry leaves

  • Soy Sauce – 4 Table Spoons

  • Salt – 1 Tea Spoon

  • Chili Flakes – 2 Tea Spoons

  • Black Pepper – (per taste)

  • Turmeric – 1/2 Tea Spoon

  • Vegetable Oil 


This recipe serves for 05-06 people 

  • Cut the Roti into bite-size pieces and set aside. 

  • Slice Carrots lengthwise and Leeks into thin pieces. 

First heat oil in a wok and add minced Garlic and Ginger. Sauté it until it turns a light brown color. Now add Onions and Green Chilies and mix everything well. Then when onions are looking tender, add curry leaves.

Now make space in the middle of the pan and add all the eggs as shown in the pictures. 

Scramble the eggs. Add all the spices (Salt, Chili flakes, turmeric, and black pepper) at this point. Mix everything well. 

Once all the spices are mixed well, add Leeks and Carrots. Mix everything well. If there is not enough oil, add about three tbsp of butter. Once carrots are cooked enough, it should be tender and easy to break. Leeks should be soft and reduced in size. 

Add soy sauce and give it a mix. 

At this point, add the shredded chicken and mix everything well.

Its time to add your choice of Roti now. I suggest finding Ceylon Godamba Roti or Parata since it tastes the best (I found ours from the local Asian Market). But if you can’t find the Godamba Roti or Paratha then Flour Tortillas will do the trick. 

Instead of adding all the shredded roti at once, Divide everything into two sections. Add half at once, then add half of the Chicken Gravy mixture. Then add the rest of the Roti, topped it with the rest of the gravy.

Let it cook without mixing for thirty seconds and then start mixing everything. 

Continue to mix everything until roti is soft to touch (I used two spoons from both sides to combine everything). Once it looks like the below picture, it is ready to serve!

This is way better than buying from a restaurant. Let me know how is the recipe turns out for you in below comment section. If you need any more clarifications or questions feel free to contact me.

Enjoy this awesome mouthwatering Sri Lankan Kottu Roti 🙂