The famous “allu dento” is the main preparation for us catholics of South Canara for Monti feast (Feast of Nativity of Mother Mary). Allu dento symbolyses the natures gift to mankind- it is available abundantly everywhere during the rainy season. This preparation is very unique in its taste and within the reach of common man.

This one is the most favorite preparation of Mangaloreans, be it for wedding, anniversary or festival, the ubiquitous sannas are there to devour. They are soft like sponge, white like snow and when eaten melts like butter. They taste great with almost anything be it any vegetarian curries or non vegetarian curries or a simple coconut chutney or ginger preserve.