This is one of the classics from South India. Healthy and a very filling steamed rice dumplings. Thanjavur now more commonly known as Tanjore (with accent) is world known for its arts and paintings. Tracing its roots to the historical golden era of the early 18th century, Tanjore artwork is one of the many indigenous art forms for which India is noted. Fine artistic work, use of rich precious stones are the compelling characteristics of Tanjore painting. The paintings are mostly of God and Goddess. Apart from painting, the regional people had a flair for arts like sculptures and scriptures. The magnificent Brahadeeshwar temple in the heart of the city is a distinguishing example for meticulous sculptures. These may be the well known facts. Apart form this, the land also roots to rare unique and scrumptious dishes of Tamil Nadu. This is my paternal native and I was also brought up in the nearby city. Owing to the place where I grew up, this weeks marathon will be the traditional exotic dishes from this region.
Pidi Kozhukattai is a healthy and a filling breakfast item. As the name suggests (pidi means to hold tight) is shaped with hand into small balls with no particular shape. But nowadays, for the visual appeal of the foods, this is made as perfect round or oval shaped. These steamed rice dumplings are seasoned simple and tastes perfect with coconut chutney or Tomato Gotsu or Sambhar.