Kavun roti is a bread-like starchy food that is authentic to Oddamavadi muslims that is rarely found these days. This authentic bread is produced from wheat flour using egg and sugar mixture. This low cost bread is considered as the major energy source that is mostly known to be used by fishermen who travel far on the sea for many days. Owing to its attribute of being dry and since the starch content and egg ingredients of it provides an instant energy refill, this less messy bread is mostly used by these fishermen who travel on the sea for longer periods. However, this is also used as a bulk breakfast or a brunch for schooling kids from the rural marginalized communities. Owing to its starch content, it rarely makes them feel hungry and makes them feel full.
This traditional dish is made out of a specific technique that involves sand in a clay pot. Two layers of clay pots are kept on a firewood stove and are heated on a low flame. This process is almost like a slow baking and it takes a good two hours to make a single bread. However, these traditional foods are now being taken away from the rural menu owing to the rise of many other easy to make dishes.