Puffed rice is a classic Indian cereal, also Known as Kurmura, mamra or muri. Puffed rice is made from rice kernels that have been heated under high pressure or . dropping a few grains of uncooked rice over heated cooking oil in a saucepan over high heat, where the rice quickly sizzles and puffs up. Another most common way the rice is puffed by putting it in a karahi (wok) with very hot sand. It is stirred around until it puffs and is then strained. It is commonly used in Indian snacks and breakfast cereals, and breakfast cereals, or street food such as Bhel puri and Jhal muri.