Vegetable Kottu Roti


A spicy one-dish vegetarian dinner with curry flavors. Vegetable kottu roti is traditional Sri Lankan street food.

close up view of Vegetable Kottu Roti in a bowl
Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

  • 4 eggs, beaten

  • 1 red onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger

  • 5 small carrots, cut into matchstick-size pieces

  • 1 cup chopped cabbage

  • 4 scallions, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce, divided

  • ¼ cup curry powder, divided

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder, divided

  • 3 cups chopped paratha (Indian flatbread)

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add eggs; cook and stir until scrambled and dry, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

  2. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a deep skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion, garlic, and ginger; cook and stir frequently until onions are nearly translucent, about 5 minutes. Add carrots; cook and stir until carrots are nearly tender but still crunchy, 7 to 8 minutes.

  3. Stir cabbage and scallions into the skillet; add 1 teaspoon soy sauce. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons curry powder and 1 tablespoon chili powder over the vegetable mixture; stir until coated. Turn stove top temperature to low.

  4. Mix eggs and paratha into the vegetable mixture. Stir in remaining soy sauce, curry powder, and chili powder; stir until coated. Cook until flavors combine, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

419 Calories
19g Fat
51g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 419
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 171mg 57%
Sodium 577mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 13g 45%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 21mg 104%
Calcium 116mg 9%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 571mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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