Kottu is a spicy tasty quick food here in Sri Lanka that is quite delish. I have not had it many times in my nearly 4 months of being here (fat content can be high!) but tonight in Anuradhapura, we decided to grab one for dinner at a little hole in the wall opposite the Jumma Mosque situated close to the Police Station
It’s basically a jumble of chopped veggies with onion, a roti all sliced up, and egg to combine everything and then seasoned with a whole host of flavourings: ginger, garlic, salt, chilli powder, cardamon, cinnamon, a roasted curry power, pandan leaves with a dash of soy and worcestershire sauce . On the griddle, the whole heap is finely chopped using cleavers that make the signature kottu sound. My short video flopped so I found this one on YouTube instead.
A few photos of the kottu being prepared for me are below. And let me be clear, the griddle is holding a serving for eight …. not just my order!!
I have to tell you, once I had finished my plate (it was yum scrumptious!), I realized it’s unlikely the plate gets washed after each use. But rather a new set of grease proof paper is put on the plate ready for the next customer. Hmm.
I’ll let you know if I have suffered any adverse ill-effects as a result.