Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Teepi Gavvalu / Sweet Shells

Gavvalu is the most popular Telugu Candy's.Telugu name of the Cowrie shells are gavvalu.The shape of this sweet gavvalu as the shape of cowrie shells.so these candy's are called as gavvalu.
Ingredients :
All purpose flour / maida - 1cup
Ghee / Clarified Butter - 4 to 5 tsp
Water - as required
Sugar  - 3/4 cup(can also use jaggery)
Lemon juice-2 or 3 tsp(optional)
Oil - for deep fry
Tools
 Gavval peeta (wooden tool) instead of this,use cleaned comb,fork or any bottle lid which has lines on the top of lid.

Method :
1.Heat melt the ghee,In a mixing bowl add flour and hot ghee mix with a spoon or spatula.Add required water and make a soft chapathi dough.
2.Heat the oil on medium flame for deep fry
3.Mean time make the small balls out of the dough.on the gavvala peeta prees and roll  the dough balls into shell shape.repaet this process to all balls.
5.When oil heat deep fry them till they turned into golden color and shell become crisp.Drain and keep them a side.

6.Prepare sugar syrup.In another bowl add sugar and water and make 2 or 3 string syrup consistency.here just add little water or just sprinkle the water to melt the sugar then easly can get right syrup consistency other wise it takes more time to get the consistency.
5.If you don't want the sugar crystallized gavvalu add 2 or 3 tsp lemon juice to sugar syrup.then the syrup don't turned to crystal.I like to have uncrystallized  sugar gavvalu,,So I added lemon juice to sugar.

7.When the sugar syrup done add the gavvalu to syrup and mix well.Transfer them into a plate and let it cool.
Step By Step Pictures
8.store them in airtight container.

35 comments:

Priya said...

I do the same shells, but unfortunately i lost that mould...just love it..tempting and fabulous sweet shells..

Deepti said...

ohh...I love this sweet so much..V used to get it one of the stores in my home town...Never knew the making steps behind it...Thanks 4 sharing....I should definitely try out soon !!

Pavithra said...

Mmmmm yummy and i love this too.. great snack.

Sarah Naveen said...

great recipe...looks so cute an dyummy!!!

Vrinda said...

Candies look awesome..never tasted these,thanx for sharing

Swathi said...

swapna,

Nice cute yummy shells love it.

Meena said...

swapna, this is one of the cutest sweets...lovely...

San said...

Never had this,but the pictures are so appealing n i feel like grabbing the candies from the platter.It clearly show your efforts n work swapna,great job.

Sushma Mallya said...

Very beautiful shells, step by step pic is really useful...was just thinking how u made them looking at the first pic but now got to know it..thanks for sharing,it looks yummy

Smita Srivastava said...

I had never heard of this sweet before.It looks so lovely surely worth trying.
Since i dnt hav that gadget was jus thinking if it can be rolled on a fork for that texture ????

Smita
@ Little Food Junction

Subhashini said...

Very nice and traditional recipe with useful tips.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Lovley looking candies,it reminds of Kellogg's Smacks - puffed wheat coated with honey.

SathyaSridhar said...

woooow!!!! swapna,,sheels looks perfect n perfect sweet for all time ,,

Padhu said...

It looks so cute .I have never heard of this .Thanks for sharing

Swapna Sree said...

Thank you all for your comments...
@Yes Smita,you can roll it on the fork or fresh comb or any lid which had lines or also use grater.....

Tina said...

Wow...so cute and lovely sweet dear...Send one parcel to me dear...

Swapna Sree said...

Thanks Tina,,,sure will send....

simply.food said...

Amazingly interesting Never seen nor heard of this recipe.The gadget to make the shell shapes is very cool.I love kitchen gadgets.

Gita Jaishankar said...

I too love these...looks so yummy and tempting dear :)

Kamalika said...

thanks a lot dear for visiting my blog and leaving behind the lovely comment...do visit again....

U have a very space here too....I loved mainly, u have a nice collection of low fat recipes....adding u in my blog list to get in touch with u....have a wonderful day....

Deepa said...

Sweet Shells look very tasty and crunchy. Love the way you have shaped them. Looks Yummy.

Deepa
http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

shriya said...

Never had it before. But I am loving it already. Beautiful presentation and clean step by step pics. Wonderful recipe. Bookmarked it . Thanks for sharing.

AdukalaVishesham said...

first time here... you have a lovely blog... step by step pictures are really good...

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

What a lovely shape of candys..loved this recipe..

Swapna Sree said...

Thank you all...
@Thanks Kamalika for visiting and adding my blog in your blog list...
@thanks shriya for your compliments...
@thanks Adukala for vising my blog...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

The minute I saw your sweet shells, I was sold!Lovely space and very artistic! Love the dessert and following you!

Ann said...

OMG! you should be having excellent patience with cooking, Love the way you made this shells, looks so fab!

Swapna Sree said...

Thanks Cool Lassie and Ann for visiting and following my blog....

Uma said...

new for me! u have explained it so well, i have to try!
Thanks for sharing!

Nithu Bala said...

This is very new to me..looks too good..thanks for sharing it Dear..

I've added your entry..sorry for that:-)Please check the chutney roundup link..

Yummy Team said...

Yummy shells! Great pics too..Thanks for sharing the step-by-step pictures.

Swapna Sree said...

Thanks Uma ,Nithu,Yummy team....
@hey nithu thanks for adding my entry...

PranisKitchen said...

first time here. i can't believe waht a wonderful art u r doing..grt job yarr..folowing u
The sweet shella are awesome.

Swapna Sree said...

Thanks Prani for visiting my blog and your lovely comments...

kanthi said...

woowww...theepi gavvalu a traditional andhra dish,looks very delicious