Taste these mouth-watering idlis with sambar and chutney! Few can stop at just one. At least half a dozen idlis will be gulped down in one sitting. Few Malayalis can resist these steamed packages of softness. The magic of making the batter which will later become idlis over steam is not known to all.
If you are driving to or passing by Changanassery, try the idlis at the shop of 'Iddalippillechan.' The idlis here are of a different flavour. 'Iddalippillechan' got that name after years of making tasty idlis. A visit to Iddalippillechan's idli shop near the Revenue Tower in Changanassery is an exciting experience. People including the locals around the shop cannot stop talking about the taste of the dishes served here.
Idli is served here till the stock of batter made for the day is exhausted. Most hotels serve sambar and chutney with idli. Iddalippillechan, instead serves duck egg roast and black chickpeas curry along with coconut chutney. Uzhunnu vada is also served.
The aroma of the chopped onions frying in coconut oil and of the pepper and the masalas that go in is irresistible. Those who have tasted it go ballistic about the idli-egg roast combination. The taste of the dishes here captivate the palate so much.
The shop of Iddalippillechan is in service for the past 88 years. After Pillechan, his son Omanakuttan and his wife Sasikala continued the legacy of taste and maintained the reputation of the shop. The culinary skills the children had inherited from Pillechan now has a wider reach.
The pricing here is quite reasonable and that adds to the attraction of the shop. This idli shop easily fits in the budget of the common man. For those who seek newer tastes, this shop should be an ideal stopover.