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Thibbatu Stir Fry

Thibbatu Stir Fry

Sri Lankan Thibbatu Stir Fry or Thibbatu thel dala as we call it in Sri
Lanka is a really easy to cook simple dish that doesn’t require much time.

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Sri Lankan
Servings 4
Calories 0.197 kcal


  • 200 g Thibbatu
  • 1 handful Handful of dried sprats or Maldive fish

  • 1 Nos. medium size onion sliced finely

  • 3 Nos. garlic cloves chopped

  • 2 Nos Green chilli
  • 2 Tbspn Cooking oil
  • 1/2 tspn Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tspn Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tspn Red chili flakes
  • 1 sprig Curry Leaves
  • 1 inch Rampe
  • Salt to taste


  • Clean the Thibbatu as mentioned above. Wash
    thoroughly. Add turmeric powder. Keep aside till other steps are done.
    Wash dry sprats and keep aside to drain
    Heat a pan over medium heat. Add cooking oil. When the oil is hot,add mustard seeds.
    When the mustard seeds start splutter, add chopped garlic.
    Then add curry leaves and dried sprats. Let it cook until the sprats change its colour.
    At this time add onions and fry.
    When onions become tender and start emitting aroma, add thibbatu and mix well.Add the piece of rampe too.
    Add little bit of turmeric powder as necessary. Then add red chili flakes.
    Mix well.
    Add salt as per taste and mix well till everything combine well.
    When the thibbatu is done and change its colour, remove from the heat.
    Thibbatu stir fry is ready to serve with plain rice.


Remove the seeds of the Thibbatu properly before you cook.It will prevent bitter taste.
When you remove the seeds,keep thibbatu in water until you prepare other ingredients .
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