Puffed rice is an ingredient of bhel puri, a popular Indian chaat (snack). It is offered to Hindu gods and goddesses in all poojas in the southern Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Pilgrims of Sabarimala often pack puffed rice in their Irumudikettu along with jaggery meant to be offered to Lord Ayyappan. Tamil saints say that Lord Ganesh loves pori, so it should be offered to him without fail. Pori has been mentioned in various Tamil literature as an offering to Hindu deities. Offerings of pori and jaggery made to Vinayagar (Lord Ganesh) are mentioned in the Tiruppugazh, a 15th-century anthology of Tamil religious songs. Puffed rice is referred to as mur-mura in some parts of India. In many parts of Andhra Pradesh, North Karnataka uggani along with Mensinkaayi Bajji (Chilli Bajjis) are popular. In Karnataka, Mandakki Usli made from mandakki is also famous. In the Mithila area, "murhi" is had with "kachari"-fried potato/onion chops."Jhal-murhi" and "Murhi-Bhuja" are also very popular snacks in this area. In Madhya Pradesh, this is referred to as Parmal and it's very often eaten with Sev as a snack and also used in Bhel. Some chocolate bars include puffed rice, and puffed rice cakes are sold as low-calorie snacks. Varutha Pori is a healthy alternative to the junk food snacks out there. It's simple and lightweight food.