Monday, September 9, 2013

Gavvalu - Sweet Shells

Today am starting my second week of blogging marathon with an interesting theme, yes from today onwards i'll be posting Regional foods as theme during this whole week. For the first day of this week's theme,i chosed to cook from Andhra Pradesh.Andhra dishes are quite famous among South Indians, their spicy dishes and variety pickles cant beat anything. Obviously Andhra foods have their own characters and they varies depending upon their districts. No need to speak about the famous Hyderabadi cuisine which falls under Andhra cuisine, this famous flavourful cuisine doesnt need any special introduction for South Indians.

For today's alphabet 'G', i chosed gavvalu, a typical sweets made in Andhra Pradesh with a dough prepared with flour,andwater. The prepared dough is shaped later into small balls which are flattened and rolled to take the shape of shells with a special gadget called gavvala peeta or gavvalu chakka. This sweet is often made during festivals and they can be made both as sweets and savoury version. Somehow i prefer the sweet version than the hot one. My aunt who lives in Hyderabad send me this gadget through my mom and i really want to give a try to this sweet shells since a long. Finally i got a chance to make some gavvalu with that gadget. If you dont have this gadget, dont worry you can make them with forks.



2cups All purpose flour
1tbsp Ghee
A pinch salt
1cup Sugar
Oil for deepfrying

Take the flour,ghee,salt in a bowl, gradually add the water and make a soft and stiff dough,keep aside for half an hour.

Grease the gavvalu mould.

Make small size balls from the dough, rub each ball on the mould to get a shell shape.

Alternatively you can use a fork as shown in picture.

Heat oil for deepfrying, fry the prepared shells in small batchs until they turns golden brown in colour.

Drain the excess of oil with a paper towel.

Meanwhile in a thick bottom vessel, take the sugar and add water till the sugar immerse in the water.

Cook until you get a thick consistency, remove from the flame.

Add the fried shells immediately to the sugar syrup, give a mix.

Once the shells gets well coated with sugar syrup, transfer the shells into an another plate.

Enjoy.


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40 comments:

  1. thats a super yummy snack and looks so fancy :) they are tempting me aks !! lovely choice for letter G :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing anew recipe.. Cute small sweets is inviting and definitely a treat to kids..

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  3. Priya this sweet reminds me of a Sindhi sweet which is made in the similar manner...minus the mould. .called Tosha..the mould gives this a pretty look.

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  4. G'day and thanks Priya for allowing me to learn something new,
    As I never have tasted this snack, but hope on day to do!
    Cheers! Joanne
    @mickeydownunder

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  5. Wow looking forward to all the Regional recipes this week!!! and this one is soooo good!!

    Sowmya

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  6. A new recipe for me for sure. The shape is so much like the Italian Potato Gnochi.

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  7. My mom used to make this with the fork method ! ur gavvulus look perfectly shaped ! the mould is a new info ! never knew the mould existed !

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  8. India's version of glazed donuts - looks delicious

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  9. loving your ABC series and the recipe choices are so good...perfect gavvalu, looks cute and delicious!

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  10. wow !! i have always loved this..but never ever have thought of trying it out mslef...loved tha mould...good post, dear.

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  11. there is something so similar in our side as well, but i really don't know it's name... thanks for sharing this akka, bought out some good memories...

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  12. une recette originale et parfaite
    bonne journée

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  13. Hi Priya my mum used to make this sweet using fork in Sri Lanka. This is such a wonderful snack that loved by everyone at home :) thanks for reminding such recipe. :)

    BTW where did you get the mould? Looks cute.

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  14. Those looks so cute and delicious !

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  15. Super tempting and very easy to make sweet. Yummy and delicious.

    today's post:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/09/butter-sponge-cake.html

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  16. this is much similar to what my mom makes. brings back memories. thanks for the post Priya.

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  17. My all time favourite. Perfect shape..lookscsuper delicious.

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  18. wow so good never knew how to do this before always thought they had special equipments to do it hmm now I know it bookmarking it thanks priya.

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  19. Ah the ever popular gavvalu, I have been planning to make this with my MIL for a long time now :-)

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  20. Perfect snack to have while reading books. Looks very inviting. Even I bought one of this gadget during my trip to Thirupathi but never got a chance to use it...

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  21. I simply love this and so glad you took this up!..When I had made this the first time on the peeta, I was so surprised to see how cutely the balls curled.. looking forward to your weeks post..

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  22. Wow, love those tempting looking sweet.. Yummy, makes me drool !

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  23. Perfectly made! I wish I had the gavvala peeta so I can make the authentic ones!!

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  24. Yummy snack.. I love them so much..

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  25. I love gavvulu...using the fork is a nice idea..should try sometime

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  26. My entire family's favorite and a must on Diwali...the sweet looks too cute..!

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  27. Those are Perfect looking gavvalu.. super addictive snack.

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  28. Achacho, this is my most fav next to diamond cuts, Just pass me some,evening time here, would love to munch on

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  29. Looks cute Priya and nice to know that you can shape them using a fork!

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  30. This is new to me and I so want to make this...looks cute Priya!!

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  31. Super delicious and yummy sweet. Will love to taste it but I am sure my family will love the savoury version. I hope you post that one too Priya.

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