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Kottu, the ultimate comfort food.

What is your go to comfort food? If you have ever been to Sri Lanka or had Sri Lankan food, your answer would be KOTTU. And, you will be correct, Kottu in fact, is comfort in a dish.

Kottu, a beloved Sri Lankan street food, is a tantalizing culinary creation that tantalizes both taste buds and senses. This dish masterfully combines finely chopped Godamba roti, an array of vibrant vegetables like carrots, leeks, and cabbage, and your choice of protein – be it chicken, beef, or even tofu for vegetarians. The magic happens on a scorching griddle, where these ingredients are expertly tossed and chopped with two metal blades, creating a symphony of sizzling sounds and mouthwatering aromas. A medley of aromatic spices, from cumin to curry leaves, dance through the air as the dish takes shape.

The result is a delightful mishmash of textures and flavours, where the chewiness of the roti intertwines with the crispness of vegetables and the succulence of the protein. Often served with a side of spicy curry sauce or tangy chutney, kottu offers a sensory delight that captures the essence of Sri Lankan street cuisine. From the bustling streets of Colombo to the coastal stalls in Galle, kottu unites locals and visitors alike, showcasing the rich tapestry of flavours that define Sri Lanka's culinary heritage.

Kottu has everything you need in a savoury dish and can be easily doctored up to your liking with the choice of your protein and veggies, plus its comfort factor. Had a bad day? Treat yourself to some kottu. Heard great news? Celebrate with kottu. Hungover? Kottu is the perfect cure. Hosting a big party? Kottu is a crowd pleaser. Raining? Sunny? Lunch or Dinner? Kottu IS the answer.

If kottu is still a new dish to you, kottu is shredded roti, vegetables, and your choice of meat or seafood stir-fried together on a hot griddle. It is usually served with a spicy curry gravy. Also, the process of making kottu is an art and a sight not to miss. Its versatility is one of the reasons Kottu is loved not only by Sri Lankans but worldwide. You can add to it or remove from it and make it work for you! Cheese, eggs, milk and meats cooked in various ways work magically with Sri Lankan spices that give it its distinct, bursting flavours.

At Colombo Street, we serve up a variety of #droolworthy kottu that you'll be coming back for. Coco chicken, devilled chicken, fish, mutton, cheese, paneer to jackfruit, Colombo Street is here to please everyone! Try them all and find out what your favourite kottu is! Reserve your table now to indulge in some good ole fashioned kottu with a twist at Colombo Street

Do not be disheartened if you are unable to make the trip to Nottingham to enjoy your Kottu at Colombo Street. The Colombo Street Shop has got you covered with UK-wide deliveries. Our chef doesn't skimp on the love and care he puts into making the ready-made kottu. All you gotta do is:

  • Place an order and get your favourite kottu delivered

  • Empty contents into a pan and cover with a lid.

  • Warm on low heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Again, just like at the restaurant, we have options for you. From different dishes to different serving sizes. We have made it easy for everyone, whether you are just treating yourself or hosting a gathering. The single serving for an individual or the Kottu boxes comprising Kottu, Curry, Coconut Chutney, Coconut Sambal, Mint Yoghurt, and Garnish comes in three different serving sizes to feed up to 10 people. For a hassle-free, quick and easy fresh meal head to Colombo Street Shop.


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