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:

Desi Fiesta said... Reply To This Comment

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

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy to snack on deliciously done

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Perfectly made gavvalu.

Nithya Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priya Anandakumar said... Reply To This Comment

one yummy and sweet snack...

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

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.

mickeydownunder said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sowmya

Sandhya Karandikar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shree said... Reply To This Comment

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 !

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

India's version of glazed donuts - looks delicious

Sangeetha M said... Reply To This Comment

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

tinku shaji said... Reply To This Comment

Cute Snacks

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said... Reply To This Comment

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

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

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...

Fimère said... Reply To This Comment

une recette originale et parfaite
bonne journée

Dhanish K said... Reply To This Comment

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.

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

looks cute and yummy...

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

Those looks so cute and delicious !

Sanoli Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

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

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

Lizy Solanki said... Reply To This Comment

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

Prathima Shivraj said... Reply To This Comment

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

Janani said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

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

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

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...

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

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..

Chitz said... Reply To This Comment

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

Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sreevalli E said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy snack.. I love them so much..

Chandrani Banerjee said... Reply To This Comment

Superb and crunchy sweet treat.

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

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

Suja Md said... Reply To This Comment

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

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

Those are Perfect looking gavvalu.. super addictive snack.

Shanavi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Padmajha PJ said... Reply To This Comment

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

Preeti Garg said... Reply To This Comment

Wow.. look so delicious and tasty

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

These are so cute! Mini badusha :)

Rajani S said... Reply To This Comment

These look so cute!

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

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.