In this page of Thoothukudi mart, we shall look about history of Thoothukudi Macaroon and some interesting things about it.
Meaning of the word Macaroon:
Macaroon is a Portuguese word. The meaning of this Portuguese word is a Sweet made up of Cashew nuts and Egg.
History of Thoothukudi Macaroons:
When the Portuguese people came for business and to spread religion, they choose Thoothukudi and stayed here.
As Macroon is one of their favorite sweets to eat, they prepared it here in Thoothukudi and ate.
The white people who ruled India before 1947 used to buy plenty of Cashew nuts when they come across Brazil north east place to prepare Macaroons after reaching Tuticorin.
Reason why Cashew is called as Kollankottai in Thoothukudi and Kanyakumari districts?
Because in those days they bought cashew nuts in Kollam of Kerala. The word kollam then included in the name of Cashew in Tamil of Thoothukudi and Kanyakumari.
How Portuguese people prepared Macaroons?
Before coming to India the Portuguese people used Almond powder, Egg and Icing Sugar to make Macaroon.
After coming to India, they missed their favorite food, Macaroon, so they started making Macaroons with the things available here in Thoothukudi.
In those times they came to know that the available things are Cashew nuts, Egg and normal sugar. The result of their preparation gave similar taste of their Portuguese Macaroons.
Specialties and interesting things about Thoothukudi Macaroon:
The appearance of Tuticorin Macruns is white in color.
Children do like to eat Macroon if they have tasted once.
Thoothukudi is the only place producing original macrons in India.
How to prepare Thoothukudi Macaroons in Bakery
Step one : Segregate the white of egg and stir it well and good till bubble like thing appears.
Step two : Put some Cashew particles and ice sugar on the mix and keep on stirring untill the mix becomes like a paste.
Step three : Get the paste like things by cones and lay them with the actual macaroon shape ( cone shape ) in a tray.
Step four : Keep it in microwave oven.