Neengalum Samaikalam is a cooking-based show in the Tamil language that is being aired on Jaya TV owned by J Jayalalitha. The show, Neengalum Samaikalam was first launched in the year 2015. The first episode of the show was aired on 3rd September 2015. The show had a total of 79 episodes during its tenure. The last episode was aired on 8th June 2017. The show was aired on every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. IST. Each episode lasts for about thirty minutes. Neengalum Samaikalam is a cookery show in the plethora of various cookery shows along the country. The show has different chefs from different big hotels of the state cooking new and innovative food and sharing the recipes with the audience. The show features a set of chefs from the top restaurants in the state of Tamil Nadu who keep coming to the show in turns and showing many delicious recipes to the audience.
Each episode shows two recipes of either the starters’ category or the main course category or the dessert category. The show brings all kind of foods from different state cuisines and international cuisines. But the show mainly focuses on the food of the South Indian origin. Local foods of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, etc., are shown by the chefs. Some of these recipes are very new, while some are like old wine in a new box. The traditional and familiar foods of the states are shown by the chefs with a little twist of their own. The show also features certain traditional recipes which may be losing their importance in today’s times and are getting lost in modernization. There are many episodes on the show which are dedicated to special occasions or festivals like Onam, Christmas, Diwali, etc. The show also gives you an equal array of vegetarian food choices as they give non-vegetarian food recipes.
Some of the starters and main courses shown are Mutton Keema Sadham, Spicy Chicken Squares, Karuveppilai Poondu Kulambu,Mexican Cerose, Cheese Paniyaram, Eral Kothu Parotta, Chicken Ghee roast, Energy Explosion, Dressy Cheese, Protein Licious, Pepper Prawn Kataifi, Karaikudi Chicken Sukka, Devakottai Curd Fish Kuzhambu, Mirapakaya Kodi Bujji, Kongunadu Chicken Kurma, Pudukkottai Egg Mas, Rayalaseem, Karandi Kuzhi Omelette Curry, Naatukoli Uppu Kari, Kathirikai Prawn Kulumbu, Porasarab Punugulu and many more. Some vegetarian options featured on the show are Pallipalayam Mushroom, Bindi Kurkure, Chettinad Vegetable Adai, Mac and Cheese & Corn, Paneer Butter Masala, Kadai Sabzi, etc. The show also features delicious dessert items like Cheesecake, Nutty Twenty, Floating Island, Marin Vanilla Cake, Peanut Jamun, Chocolate Triple Cake, Cake Decoration, etc. The show has shown the vegetarian method of preparing these cakes.