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Kottu, also known as koththu rotti or kothu roti (Sinhala: කොත්තු රොටි; Tamil: கொத்து ரொட்டி; meaning chopped bread), is a Sri Lankan dish made from godhamba roti (a type of Sri Lankan roti) and vegetables, egg and/or meat, and spices.[1][2] The bread is described as similar to the type found in the south Indian kothu parotta and roti canai, with the former dish overall being very similar to the Koththu Rotti.[3] A common dinner dish,[4] kottu has become popular in cities with a significant Sri Lankan diaspora population, such as Toronto and New York City's Little Sri Lanka neighborhood.[5][6]

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Chicken kottu
CourseMain course
Place of originSri Lanka
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsGodambha Roti
VariationsVegetable, Chicken, Cheese, Beef, Fish, Seafood, Mutton, etc

Generally, the consumer chooses what and how much of the amount of ingredients are included if someone else is preparing.[7][8] Kothu is considered the Sri Lankan equivalent of the hamburger, in terms of its popularity.[9]


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  2. ^ "Patak's Beef Kottu Rotti Recipw". February 8, 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  3. ^ "Food obsession: kothu roti". the October 25, 2012. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  4. ^ "'High-tech' 'Kottu' on the way". May 4, 2012. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  5. ^ "Spice City Toronto: Sri Lanka comes to Queen Street". November 8, 2013. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  6. ^ "Sigir's Kotju Roti: One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes". October 27, 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  7. ^ "SRI LANKAN KOTTU ROTI, BY WAY OF STATEN ISLAND". daily November 28, 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  8. ^ "Five Reasons to Visit Colombo". April 11, 2011. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  9. ^ "13 foods Sri Lankan visitors must try". October 26, 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2015.