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Kothu (chopped) or koththu roti ( Sinhala: කොත්තුරොටි, Tamil: கொத்துரொட்டி) is a Sri Lankan dish made from Godhamba roti (a type of Sri Lankan roti) and vegetables, egg and/or meat, and spices; the bread is described as similar to parotta and roti canai. A common dinner dish, kothu has become popular in North American cities such as Toronto, as well as in New York City's Little Sri Lanka neighborhood. “Kottu Roti” translates to “chopped roti” in Tamil.

Generally, the consumer chooses what and how much of the amount of ingredients are included if someone else is preparing. Kothu is considered the Sri Lankan equivalent of the hamburger, in terms of its popularity.

The Kothu Fest is an annual Sri Lankan food festival held at Albert Campbell Square in Toronto, Canada, with chefs serving various types of Kothu.