Wednesday 6 October 2010

Kothu Roti

A fast and easy stirfry using up left over rotis and a handful of mixed vegetables. A delicious snack ready in minutes.


6 left over cold  rotis
1 cup mixed vegetables( carrots, peas, sweetcorn  and diced potato.)
1 small onion finely diced
2 green chillies finely chopped
4 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon tomato puree
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2  teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
10 curry leaves
2 red dried chillies.
1 tablespon fresh chopped coriander.


1. Heat the oil in a pan , when hot add the curry leaves followed by the red dry chillies and onions.
2. Saute onions till translucent. Add the mixed vegetables and stir fry till vegetables are cooked.
3. Once vegetables are tender mix the tomato puree with 4 tablespoons  of water and add it to the cooked vegetables with the salt, chiili powder and turmeric powder.
4. Cook till the spices are well infused with the vegetables and tomato  paste.
5. Shread the rotis in to 5mm thin strips and shake them to separate  the strips.
6. Add to the vegetable mixture and stir fry  till the roti strips and vegetables are well  blended and evenly coated with the spices and gravy.
7. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with green chillies and fresh  chopped coriander.

Serve immediately with Yoghurt.

This recipe was shared by a friend of mine Jana .I have adapted it by using rotis although her recipe was originally made with parathas.

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  1. my favourite we make it often

  2. Am ready to finish that whole plate immediately, droolworthy dish!

  3. Very delectable & awesomely captured..... Tempts me to the core.... YUM!


  4. Tmepting click Nayna...Awesome dish with leftover rotis...

  5. Looks delicious. Nice way to use cold rotis

  6. kothu paratha is my sure this wud be just as great

  7. What a fantastic idea to use the leftover rotis..must try!

    US Masala

  8. Delicious..and very nice click!!!

  9. Nayna,

    Your post has just reminded me that I forgot the naan breads with my supper! That and throwing a large pot of basmati tice over my kitchen floor.

    I think that left over rotis may be an slightly alien concept in this household - I wonder if strips of pitta would also work?

  10. This is a Srilankan specialty that is also popular in TamilNadu. :). Looks awesome!

  11. Nice way to use rotis,looks tempting

  12. Very innovative....loved it...

  13. so delicious.. so tempting.. i just feel like grabbing that plate and gulp it down..

  14. luv kothu roti very ,uch..looks yum..last mth even i had posted this reipe.its more or less the same..luved the way u cut ur rotis..

  15. Looks delicious ..... it's a lovely way to use the left over rotis.

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,

  16. wow wow wow..looks simply irrestible and mouthwatering....absolutely tempting...our fav bf

  17. delicious!! I always make it with parotta!! will make it with chappati next time

  18. delicious recipe n pics !! great way to use leftovers !!

  19. Hi Nayna,
    Hope you are fine now...Will send my entries after 15th to Pari's place.
    Loved the idea of using left-over rotis and parathas.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  20. That's a cool recipe to use up the leftover rotis...A great snack

  21. They look awesome. Wonderful pics.

  22. took me to the days India street food eating kuthuu parata...this is more healthy version :)

  23. Love this dish.. reminds me of my chennai days..

  24. Tempting rotis. Very delicious.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekeran,

  25. looks grest, can't wait to give it a try


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