Rice flakes are prepared in a variety of ways all over India to make light, healthy and delicious snacks. Powa is one such dish, made by adding seasoning, vegetables, peanuts, and a little grated coconut to the rice flakes. Rice flakes are prepared by flattening dehusked rice. This flattened rice or pressed rice makes for a light, healthy and delicious Indian snack and breakfast dish. Heera’s thick rice flakes can be prepared in a variety of ways - salted, with yoghurt, or pressed into cutlets or tikkis. It is quick to prepare and nutritious. Poha is a popular dish from Central and North India. To prepare it, the rice flakes are soaked in water for a few minutes. Curry leaves and mustard seasoning are added to hot oil, followed by vegetables. When the vegetables are soft, the rice flakes are added and garnished with peanuts, and a little grated coconut.