Sri Lankan Chicken Kottu Roti (Chicken Koththu Roti)
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Hungover food, Lunch, Street Food
Cuisine: Sri Lankan
Prep Time: 20minutes
Cook Time: 30minutes
Total Time: 50minutes
Sri Lankan Chicken Kottu Roti - Stir-fried chopped flatbread Sri Lankan style. Koththu roti is a popular Sri Lankan food that you can now enjoy at home. Great way to use up leftover chicken or vegetables too.
In a large wok or non-stick pan (12 inch), heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is heated, add the onion and saute until softened. Add the ginger and garlic and saute for a few seconds. Do not let them burn.
Add all the vegetables (except for the carrots) and a generous pinch of salt and stir-fry for a few minutes. Add the chicken, cayenne pepper and the curry sauce and stir-fry until the vegetables are just starting to soften. If you don't have leftover curry sauce, then add the ingredients for the curry spices given in the recipe.
Add the carrots and mix them in. Whisk the eggs together in a bowl, and season with a pinch of salt. Create a well in the middle of the vegetable mix and add the eggs into this well. Let the eggs cook while scrambling them. When the eggs are almost cooked, you can mix it with the vegetables and chicken. Taste and season with salt.
If you're making chicken and cheese kottu roti, add the shredded cheese and mix through at this point.
Add the shredded roti, and mix through with the vegetables and chicken. Mix frequently until the shredded roti is completely coated with the all the spices and curry sauce. Cook for about 5 minutes.
Serve while hot with extra leftover curry sauce (optional).
Note 1 - Please de-seed the chili peppers if you want it less spicy. You can reduce the amount of chili peppers used, but don’t omit them as they add flavor.Note 1 a - If you can find yellow banana peppers, use 6 banana peppers instead. This is what's traditionally used in Sri Lanka.Note 2 (Substitutes for godhamba roti) - roti canai, or store-bought or homemade paratha roti. These roti are almost identical to godhamba roti. If you cannot find these roti, then you can use FLOUR tortillas instead.Note 3 -Substitute the chicken with cooked beef, pork, or extra vegetables for different versions.
Recipe from The Flavor Bender by Dini Kodippili
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