Sri Lankan Street Food: Kothu Roti Recipe

If you have ever been to Sri Lanka, chances are you have tried kothu roti. If not, then you need to give it a try! Kothu roti is a unique and famous Sri Lankan dish made from shredded roti.

If you read this blog often, you might know that my husband and his family are from Sri Lanka, and we love kothu roti. If it’s made mild and not too spicy then the kids love it too.

Today I’m sharing a kothu roti recipe from Kothu Kothu, one of the Sri Lankan vendors at the Travel Supermarket International Food Festival

Sri lankan recipe for mutton kothu roti. Quick, easy and delicious spicy street food

Mutton Kothu Roti Recipe


130g roti, cut into thin strips
100g mutton curry
40g red onion, cut into thin slices
50g spring greens, shredded into medium slices.

1⁄2 mild/hot red or green chilli
1⁄2 tsp finely chopped cumin seeds
1 egg, scrambled
1 tsp fresh coconut, finely chopped
A few curry leaves Salt to taste

(You can adjust ingredient quantities to your own taste)

How to make the Kothu Roti

Heat a little oil in a pan. Then add the cumin, onions, spring greens, chilli, curry leaves and a little salt.

Fry for a few minutes until vegetables are cooked through and set aside.

Now add the roti and mutton curry to the same pan, mix together and heat through.

Then add the vegetables you set aside, the scrambled egg to the roti and mutton curry, mix everything together.

Finish off with a scattering of coconut pieces. Enjoy

making kothu roti

Watch the short video for some more insight from Dhariny Sivajee from Kothu Kothu.

If you try out the recipe, let me know what you think!

Thanks to Travel Supermarket International Street Food Festival for the recipe and images. 

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