The rice derives it’s name from the place where it originated (Salem in Tamil Nadu) and the nature of the variety (Sanna – Slender / Fine). This rice variety is suitable for cooking. The cooked rice gives good fragrance. This rice is produced specially to make a dish named sanna which is quite famous in goa and mangalore. Sanna is a spongy steamed savoury rice cakes without which, mangalorean cuisine is incomplete. It is mostly served with meat and consumed as breakfast.