Thoothukudi macaroon

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A Thoothukudi macaroon (or Tuticorin macaroon) is a special type of macaroon which was first made in the port town of Thoothukudi (formerly Tuticorin) in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. While macaroons are traditionally made from ground almonds,[1] Thoothukudi macaroons have cashew nuts as their major ingredient.[2]

Tuticorin Macaroons


Thoothukudi macaroons are basically European macaroons indianised in Thoothukudi. Local legend states that Portuguese sailors who came to Thoothukudi used local labour for baking macaroons who improvised it to the present form.[3] A similar product is also widely popular in the bakeries of Mangalore. These macaroons also owe their origins to the Portuguese colonialisation of Goa and the subsequent migration of Goan Catholics to South Canara.


The ingredients are:

  • Coconut Milk
  • Sugar
  • Cashew nuts[3][2]


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  2. ^ a b BHATTACHARYYA, SOURISH (12 March 2014). "FORTUNE COOKIE: Proud to be Indian but refusing to be stodgy". Daily Mail. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Gerald, Olympia (8 December 2012). "In search of Thoothukudi macaroon". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 March 2015.