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"This old Mandalorian gem is known in their native tongue as tiingilar—I ain't fluent in Mando'a, but I assume it roughly translates to 'eat at your own risk'."
―Strono Tuggs, The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook[src]

Tiingilar, also known as spicy Mandalorian stew, was a stew traditionally made by Mandalorians with meat, vegetables, and an extremely spicy seasoning blend. Chef Strono Tuggs included a recipe for it in his cookbook.

Description[edit | edit source]

Tiingilar was a traditional and intensely spicy stew that was made by members of the Mandalorian culture. Created through a hearty blend of meat and various vegetables, in addition to a potent mix of spices, the mere scent of tiingilar was said to be hot enough to burn an individual's nose hairs.[1]

While he was not a member of the Mandalorian culture,[1] which was largely comprised of humans,[3] Artiodac chef Strono Tuggs came into possession of a recipe for authentic tiingilar. Tuggs believed the flavorful dish's potency to be a reflection of the Mandalorian people's reputation for strength, as well as their love of a challenge, though he also remarked that the concoction was spicy enough to make even the hardiest Mandalorian warrior sweat themselves out of their armor.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

After the Battle of Takodana[1] in 34 ABY,[4] Tuggs began to serve bowls of tiingilar out of his traveling restaurant ship, Tuggs' Grub, while staying at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo on the planet Batuu. Tuggs did not know how to translate the Mando'a name of the dish, which he referred to as "spicy Mandalorian stew," but he speculated it was warning that the individual assumed their own risk by eating it. He eventually published the tiingilar recipe, along with several others, in a cookbook he authored during his time living in Black Spire Outpost.[1]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Tiingilar first appeared in Star Wars Legends within the Republic Commando novel Order 66, written by author Karen Traviss and published September 16, 2008.[5] It was introduced to the new Star Wars canon as a recipe in the 2019 cookbook Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook, which was written by Marc Sumerak and Chelsea Monroe-Cassel. The out-of-universe recipe uses the following ingredients: olive oil, yellow onion, minced garlic, fresh ginger, chopped chicken thighs, red apple, all-purpose flour, carrots, purple potato, garam masala, curry powder, tomato paste, sugar, soy sauce, chicken broth, and pearl couscous.[1]

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook
  2. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook states that tiingilar is a traditional Mandalorian dish. According to Friends Like These, members of the Mandalorian culture are typically of the human species. Therefore, it can be reasonably concluded that most Mandalorians who eat tiingilar are human, which would mean tiingilar is edible by humans.
  3. Friends Like These
  4. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  5. Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel
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