Flattened rice, commonly known as Chura, is rice which is flattened into flat, light, dry flakes originating from the Indian subcontinent. These flakes of rice swell when added to liquid, whether hot or cold, as they absorb water, milk or any other liquids. The thickness of the flakes varies between almost translucently thin (the more expensive varieties) to nearly four times thinner than a normal rice grain. It is also called beaten rice not to be confused with Poha, a Central-West Indian dish prepared using flattened rice as the key ingredient. In particular, Indori Poha is famous in Indore and eaten with Jalebi. It has been a standard breakfast in the malwa region since its origination.