Bidadi is a town situated on the Bengaluru – Mysuru expressway and is part of the Ramanagara district in the state of Karnataka. The town is located 32 km from Bengaluru towards Mysuru and is connected by both rail and bus to Bengaluru City. It is famous for a food dish called the “Thatte Idli” which is a larger flatter variant of the traditional south Indian Idli.
Bidadi, an Industrial suburb of Bengaluru, is strongly associated with its bisi (hot) thatte idli.hatte is the Kannada word for plate and this flatter idli takes its name from its shape that is reminiscent of a flat disc or a plate. You will notice busy idli cookers where these idlis are cooked non-stop with the same precision that you will probably find at the Toyota Motors factory in Bidadi.The idli is made with a similar batter as the conventional idli except for the addition of tapioca pearls (sabudana) that alters the texture. The thatte idli is slightly more porous and spongy.