Mysore sure is famous for lot of things. And "Mysore mallige rice" sure needs to be branded just like "basmati rice". This variety of rice is exclusively used for making, probably the worlds most soft idli's. These are the Mysore mallige idli's.
Take a look at one of the idli recipe's. The only major difference is that Mysore mallige akki or rice is used in place of ordinary rice. And urad dal is generally not added and puffed rice is used instead. This make the idli more light-which means it has less calories. You can eat as many of these soft and delicious idli's without worrying about your weight.
I am looking for some places in mysore where mysore mallige idli's are the best. I just am not able to put my finger on one particular place though.