- "They say any woman who can survive a plate of tiingilar is a keeper."
- ―Torian Cadera
Tiingilar was an intensely spicy casserole made by members of the Mandalorian culture, using a blend of meat, vegetables, and potent spices. Tiingilar's spices gave the dish a pungent scent, enough to burn an individual's nasal passages. This effect was known as hetikles, or "noseburn," when translated from the Mando'a language to Galactic Basic Standard. Prized by Mandalorians, it was one of four qualities sought after in Mandalorian cooking, and made tiingilar a favored dish of many Mandalorians.
Behind the scenes
Tiingilar first appeared in Star Wars canon in the Republic Commando novel, Order 66, written by author Karen Traviss and published September 16, 2008. The dish was later mentioned in the massively multi-player online roleplaying game, Star Wars: The Old Republic, created by BioWare and released December 20, 2011.