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Chicken kotthu in restaurant
Alternative names Koththu roti, Kotthu
Course Main course
Place of origin Sri Lanka
Serving temperature Hot
Cookbook: Kothu  Media: Kothu

Kothu (chopped) or koththu roti (Sinhala: කොත්තුරොටි, Tamil: கொத்துரொட்டி) 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 parotta and roti canai.[3] A common dinner dish,[4] kothu has become popular in North American cities such as Toronto,[5] as well as in New York City's Little Sri Lanka neighborhood.[6] “Kottu Roti” translates to “chopped roti” in Tamil.[7]

Generally, the consumer chooses what and how much of the amount of ingredients are included if someone else is preparing.[8][9] Kothu is considered the Sri Lankan equivalent of the hamburger, in terms of its popularity.[10]

The Kothu Fest is an annual Sri Lankan food festival held at Albert Campbell Square in Toronto, Canada, with chefs serving various types of Kothu.


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  2. ^ "Patak's Beef Kottu Rotti Recipw". telegraph.co.uk. February 8, 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Food obsession: kothu roti". the national.ae. October 25, 2012. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ "'High-tech' 'Kottu' on the way". island.lk. May 4, 2012. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Spice City Toronto: Sri Lanka comes to Queen Street". torontoist.com. November 8, 2013. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Sigir's Kotju Roti: One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes". villagevoice.com. October 27, 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  7. ^ https://kottu.wikispaces.com
  8. ^ "SRI LANKAN KOTTU ROTI, BY WAY OF STATEN ISLAND". daily news.lk. November 28, 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Five Reasons to Visit Colombo". time.com. April 11, 2011. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  10. ^ "13 foods Sri Lankan visitors must try". cnn.com. October 26, 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2015.