Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sri Lanka - Kottu Roti & My 100th Post Giveaway

At last! I've finally got to my 100th post on this blog. Almost 4 years later I've completed 100 of the 196 countries. Hopefully it won't take me another 4 years to finish them all.

So to celebrate this rather slow achievement I've decided to run a giveaway so that one of you lovely people can win yourself a hamper of foods from around the world. It's a bit of a trick though because all the food came from my local Morrisons, sorry :D

The hamper includes:

Mexico - Enchilada kit
Lebanon - Falafel mix
Switzerland - Lindt chocolate
Italy - Pappardelle pasta
South Korea - Kancho choco biscuits
UK - Yorkshire tea
Japan - Udon noodles
China - Spicy Beef noodles
Pakistan - Malai dessert mix

and some Phileas Fogg  Louisiana Sweet & Smoky BBQ Bubble Chips

The food comes in a turquoise basket too.


To enter just follow the instructions in the rafflecopter widget below:


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This giveaway is only open to the UK and only if you're over 16. The winner will be selected by the rafflecopter and contacted by me when the giveaway ends.

Good luck all :)


So, back to the usual business of posting up recipes.  Kottu Roti is a Sri Lanken street food that's eaten in the same way we have kebabs after a night out. It can include meat or cheese but this version is the most commonly eaten and has only vegetables.

Ingredients: 

4 roti
2 carrots
1/2 cup shredded cabbage 
1 onion
2 leeks
2 eggs
1 tsp chopped ginger
1 tsp chopped garlic 
1 tsp of chilli powder 
1 tsp of curry powder
Salt and pepper
1 tbsp oil 



 Chop up about a teaspoon each of ginger and garlic.


 Now prepare all the vegetables. Julienne the carrots.


Shred the cabbage.


Slice the onion and leek then place them in a bowl with the other chopped vegetables.


 Saute the ginger and garlic in a pan with the oil.


 Add the spices and stir well.


 Now add the vegetables and stir into the spice mix. A wok would be better for this but we don't have one!


 Keep stirring and cooking until the vegetables are softened. Remove them from the pan back into the bowl.


 Chop up the roti. This was easily done with some scissors.


 Beat the two eggs.


 With a little more oil add the roti and eggs to the pan and stir until the egg is cooked and stuck to the roti.




 Mix the egg roti with the cooked vegetables, add salt and pepper then serve while still hot.



 I expected that the whole dish would be a bit dry but the roti had stayed quite soft. The spices had made the vegetables a lovely golden colour and extremely tasty. The egg and roti together had a great texture (a bit like partly melted cheese) and gave the dish it's substance. I can see how it's a popular late night food as it's very warming and filling. Yum ^_^

 

239 comments:

  1. South Korea as I would love to try the Kancho choco biscuits!

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  2. I would love to try more Italian food, not just pasta dishes

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  3. I've never had the opportunity, but I would like to try Vietnamese food.

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  4. I would love to try some African dishes!

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  5. I would love to try authentic Italian dishes.

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  6. mexican because eIve nevr tried it before x

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  7. Switzerland - I love chocolate!

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  8. i would love to try some proper italian food!

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  9. I would really like to try some authentic Scandinavian foods

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  10. Fabulous giveaway, I would love to try the Lebanese food !

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  11. I would like to try South Korean food

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  12. Lebanese food sounds delicious. I'd never had it but it would love to try

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  13. mexican as i love my meals with a kick, midge_1964@yahoo.co.uk

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  14. Fiji - I see this programme on tv they had whole baby pigs on a spit and giant tins of corned beef it looked so tasty

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  15. Mexican for me - love all those spices :)

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  16. Vietnamese - one of the few I haven't tried yet!

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  17. Fab giveaway, I would love to try the Lebanese food

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  18. Would love to try proper Mexican food, yum

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  19. Real Mexican food. I don't think my "Holly" version of fajitas counts really ;)

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  20. Lebanon. Time to try something new!

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  21. Middle Eastern cuisine sounds good to me but I have never had the opportunity to try it :)

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  22. What a great idea, I went with trying food/wine/beer from every country by visiting them :-) Up to 60 now.

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  23. I love to try Chinese or Japanese food.

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  24. Love spices and/or spicy food so more Mexican and indian food, yummy

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  25. Never tried Japanese but would like to

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  26. Switzerland but only because I'm a chocoholic!

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  27. I love Thai food as everything is fresh and tasty

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  28. I would love to try Korean food. I think that's the only Asian food I haven't tried yet.

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  29. I'm so torn between what I know and love (chocolate) and the excitement of trying something new. So I think I will be adventurous and choose Pakistan's - Malai dessert mix. I don't think I've ever tried Pakistani food, to my shame. Thnx XXX

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  30. Never had Lebanese before and heard it is good!

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  31. Lebanon - Falafel mix as I have never tried this before.

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  32. I would love to try Korean food - Kimchi looks delicio!

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  33. japanese i have always wanted to try sushi but never had the guts to eat raw fish

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  34. I'd like to try more African cuisine.

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  35. thai food - had it once and would really like to try more

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  36. I would like to try Lebanese food

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  37. I would love to try some real Japanese food. I'm not much of a traveller but that's one country I would definitely make the effort to go to if I ever have the chance.

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  38. Love pasta so would like to taste more Italian food

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  39. I'd like to try Japanese food, it's supposed to be very healthy.

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  40. Philippine cuisine - seems like a mix of different cuisines

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  41. South Korean sounds interesting, never tried that before x

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  42. Japanese food would be my one to try, have tried foods from most of the other countries but never really attempted to get into Japanese food before.

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  43. I have never had authentic Chinese food and I'd love to try it.

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  44. I'd like to try something totally different like Lebanon - Love Falafel but never been brave enough to try making them x

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  45. Would like to try Pakistan - have tried Indian and Nepali which I love.

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  46. I've never tried Russian cuisine, I'd like to try it

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  47. Mexicoforme I just love Mexican food x

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  48. Well, I've only just found your blog tonight and I love what you are doing. I haven't had a chance to read through everything yet but I once went to a viatnamese restaraunt in DC and had the most amazing stew. I'd love to try more but we don't seem to have anything other than burgers and pizza here.

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  49. South Korea as I have never tried any Korean food before. I must give the Kottu Roti a try as I am always up for trying new food :)

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  50. Mexican - Its my Favourite food!

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  51. I love Mexican and would love to try more

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  52. I would really like to try Spanish food as its not something I am very familiar with but what I have tried I have liked

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  53. I'd like to try Vietnamese cuisine

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  54. Yummy .. it all looks wonderful but I think I would like to try Lebanese because I have no experience of that x

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  55. ...........Lebanon as l've never tried it

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  56. Argentinian as I've never been or tried it

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  57. Spanish...I've nearly really tried Spanish food

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  58. I would love to try Russian food, as simple as it sounds I would like to try Bellini's, I've never even eaten a pancake!

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  59. Japan, as I have always had a soft spot for noodles and Japanese food :)

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  60. japanese! i keep meaning to but forget!

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  61. I would like to try South Korean food

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  62. Lithuanian. Nre neighbours have moved in and some of the smells from their kitchen smell divine!

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  63. I'd love to try genuine Japanese food - not the supermarket rip-off sushi we have here!

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  64. I would love to try Australian bbq food perferably on the beach.

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  65. I would love to try New Zealand traditional dishes.

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  66. I fancy trying the Malai dessert from Pakistan. It is something I haven't tried but sounds delicious!

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  67. I would like to try a real Indian Curry

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  68. Switzerland - Lindt chocolate, Who can say no to chocolate

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  69. Id like to try thai street food

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  70. South Korea sounds interesting. My son-in-law goes there for business.

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  71. I've heard good things about Moroccan food but never tried it myself.

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  72. The spicy beef noodles from China sound good.

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  73. I'd love to try an authentic Chinese as opposed to the Takeaway meals.

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  74. Id love to try authentic Mexican foods

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  75. I would love to travel to India and try real Indian food

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  76. i would love to try all countries, because you didn't know your favourate food till you tried it!

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  77. ive not tried Vietnamese food so would like to give it a go :)

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  78. I'd like to try the Lebanon Falafel mix.

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  79. Cuban. I know they use a lot of rice, plantain, chicken and pork.

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  80. Out of that list... Switzerland - Lindt chocolate
    Though the chinese one sounds nice too

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  81. Well the chocolate lover in me is saying Switzerland but I think overall I'd choose Mexican

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  82. I love Indian, Chinese, Italian, American, Thai and Mexican foods. Recently tried Malaysian and I loved it. I think I'd like to try Japanese next i think.

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  83. Lebanon. I eat just about all cuisines occasionally but not enough middle Eastern.

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  84. I love Indian - but there is so much of it that i haven't tried yet

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  85. i would love to try the mexican xx

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  86. I'd love to try Mexican street food - it looks amazing!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  87. I would love to go to India and have an authentic curry not one brought here in the UK

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  88. I would look forward to eating the Swiss chocolate the most! :)

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  89. I love spicy so would try Mexican food

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  90. The Pakistani food looks the most interesting here

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  91. I'd like to try more real Asian cuisine.

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  92. Lebanon, as I've never had the chance to visit there.

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  93. Icelandic cuisine, I'll have to go there and try it someday x

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