South Indian cuisine is definitely a proud spectrum of dishes, where possibilities are neither omitted nor overlooked. One such dish, Upma Kozhukattai or kara podi kozhukattai or pidi kozhukattai, is a tiffin item and is served with Puli Inji chutney and brinjal kothsu.
Kozhukattai is a popular prasadam or offering to God, during Ganesh Chaturthi and Varalakshmi Vratham. It is also made by Catholic Christians on the eve of Palm Sunday, in Kerala. Besides Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Kozhukattai is also popular in East Sri Lanka, where it is exchanged during weddings, as a token of fertility.
In simple words it is broken rice dumplings or Upma in the form of dumplings and is popular in most Tamil Brahmin homes, especially in Thanjavur. On this account, we can term it as an ethnic dish.
The shelf life of these dumplings in room temperature is 4 to 5 days.
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