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How To Make Vegetarian Sri Lankan kottu Roti: Recipe

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Today we are making and International Dish called Sri Lankan kottu (or Kothu) Roti (also known as Chapati). Again it’s very easy and simple to make – max cooking time 10 mins to serve 2 people.

First you will need to make chapati or if you don’t know how to make a chapati..you can buy ready made chapatis from local Indian grocery stores or alternatively, you can buy ready to cook Tortillas and just heat them up..they will look just like chapatis once cooked to golden brown.


To make 3 to 4 chapatis you will need:

  • 3 to 4 tbsp of plain flour or chapati flour
  • 2 to 3 tbsp of oil
  • 1 small cup of water

Mix all the chapati ingredients well and make into a dough. Then make small round balls and roll them out in to plat breads and cook until golden brown on both sides on to a skillet.

Once 3 or 4 chapatis are made let them cool off and cut them into small pieces.

To make the Masala you will need:

  • 2 cup finely chopped cabbage
  • 1 cup sliced baby carrots
  • 1 tbsp chilly sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 chopped chilli
  • 1 sliced onion
  • 1 Finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of turmeric
  • 1 tbsp of oil

Take a pan and and add the oil and heat it up..once the oil is hot add chopped Garlic, chilli and Ginger paste and mix well..then add the onions and cook till it slightly softens up..then add the rest of the ingredients – cabbage, baby carrots, chilli sauce, tomato ketchup, turmeric, salt to taste and mix well and let all this cook for a further 5 minutes. Then add in the chopped chapatis and again mix well and again let it cook for a few more minutes.

Take out in a plate or bowl and the Sri Lankan Kottu Roti is ready to be served.

Hope you enjoyed this recipe! :)

Author Bio: Jigna Patel is a passionate food lover who enjoys experimenting with new recipes at home.

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