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).
Suitable for the table. The old cooked rice also gives good fragrance. It is used for making sweet Pongal (a South Indian delicacy).
It is normally cultivated during Samba. (July 15th to January 14th )
Colour and Quality
The rice is white in colour which is of very fine quality.