Ramassery, a village located off the Palakkad-Coimbatore Highway, and Saraswati Tea Stall, which is a typical countryside kiosk situated here, gained popularity over the years for its unique-looking and tasting idlis. The delicate Ramassery idlis are pretty famous and have found a mention in almost all leading newspapers and blogs written by avid travelers. These mouth-watering, mini-dosa type idlis have found praise from all corners.
What makes Ramassery idlis different is that they are cooked differently and look different. Idlis – steamed, fluffy rice cakes – when eaten with accompaniments like sambar or varieties of chutney taste splendid and is one of the tasty breakfasts that South Indians adore.
The secret of making Ramassery idlis lies with with the members of the Mudaliar community who migrated from Tamil Nadu to Palakkad almost two centuries ago to earn a living. The women of the community formulated the recipe of the idli and since then it is being taken forward by the generations. As there were no idli moulds in those times, Ramassery idlis were made in unglazed clay pots. The earthy aroma and taste that this mode of cooking provides to the idlis is what makes it stand out.