Chicken Kottu

Chicken Kottu

An all-time Sri Lankan favourite! You can now make spicy chicken kottu from scratch, in the comfort of your own home!

  • Recipe serves:4 to 5
  • Preparation Time30 Minutes
  • Cooking Time20 Minutes


  • For Roti
  • 250g plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil to mix
  • 1 cup oil for dipping
  • For Kottu Mixture
  • 200g roasted or cooked chicken, cut into cubes
  • 1 sachet Knorr Chicken Powder Mix
  • 3 tablespoons Knorr Chinese Chilli Recipe Mix
  • 100g carrots, shredded
  • 100g leeks, shredded
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 2-3 green chillies, sliced
  • 1 cup spring onion leaves
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 inch piece ginger, chopped
  • A handful of curry leaves
  • 2 peeled tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 2-3 tablespoons Astra
  • Salt and crushed pepper to taste


  • For the roti, mix in the flour and salt with 1 tablespoon of oil in a bowl.
  • Add water gradually and knead well till it becomes firm dough that isn’t sticky.
  • Divide the dough into small, equal-sized balls. In a fresh bowl arrange the balls and pour the remaining oil over it. Let it sit for 30 minutes.
  • Heat a large pan (according to the size you want to make the roti) or a griddle plate.
  • Using your palm, flatten the dough into thin rotis and fry both sides. When done chop rotis using a knife.
  • For the kottu mixture, heat Astra in a pan. Add garlic, ginger, onion, curry leaves and sauté for a few minutes.
  • Add chicken, green chilli, carrot, leek and sauté till vegetables are slightly cooked.
  • Add Knorr Chicken Powder Mix, Knorr Chinese Chilli Recipe Mix, pepper and tomatoes. Correct the seasoning.
  • Finally add the chopped rotis and mix it up. Garnish with shredded spring onion leaves on top and serve hot.
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    Chef’s Tip:

    You could always use store-bought plain Roti to make the cooking process faster.