How To Make Gavvalu
(Andhra traditional sweet)
Gavvalu means shells. These Gavvalu are famous snack item in Andhra. Gavvalu is a sweet made with Maida flour, little water and sugar syrup. These Gavvalu are easy to prepare.
• Maida flour – 1 cup
• Bombay rava – 1 cup
• Sugar – 1 cup
• Cardamom powder – 1 tablespoon
• Salt – 1 pinch
• Oil for deep fry
• In a large mixing bowl, add a cup of Maida flour, Bombay rava and a pinch of salt.
• Mix all the ingredients well.
• Now heat a pan and add 2 tablespoons of oil and heat it.
• Then switch off the stove and pour the heated oil into the maida flour and mix it well.
• Now add little water gradually and start kneading the dough.
• Don’t add all the water at a time.
• The dough should be soft and similar to chapatti dough.
• Now take the small portions of the dough and smoothen it with fingers to form a ball.
• Repeat the same process until the rest of the dough is done.
• Now apply oil to the Gavvalu comb or peeta.
• Now hold the Gavvala peeta with your left hand and take a dough ball and press gently it on the Gavvala peeta or comb with your thumb finger.
• Carefully roll the Gavvalu little bit to give the shell shape. The ball gets impressions of the ridges of the Gavvala peeta.
• Keep it in a plate.
• Now repeat the same process and prepare the remaining Gavvalu until the rest of the dough is done.
• Now heat a pan and add enough oil for deep frying the Gavvalu.
• Once the oil is hot, slowly deep fry these Gavvalu into the hot oil.
• Deep fry these Gavvalu on medium flame and stir slowly until it is golden brown color.
• Once fried, remove the Gavvalu using spatula or slotted spoon to drain the excess oil.
• Take out the fried Gavvalu into a plate.
• Now heat a pan on another stove and add a cup of sugar and water.
• Stir it slowly till it is sticky.
• Once the syrup starts boiling allow it to simmer till the solution becomes thick and is of one string consistency.
• Now turn off the flame and keep it aside.
• Add a tablespoon of cardamom powder into the sugar syrup and mix it well.
• Now add the fried Gavvalu into the sugar syrup and mix it well so that the gavvalu absorb the sugar syrup well.
• Then transfer the Gavvalu in to serving plate.
Tasty and delicious Gavvalu are ready
Taste of this romatic mixture is simply divine! Enjoy!
• Serve Gavvalu at room temperature or chilled as a dessert or sweet.
• Before frying Gavvalu, ensure that oil is sufficient hot.
• Based on the size of the vessel and amount of oil, you can deep fry Gavvalu.
• Don’t crowd the vessel with too many Gavvalu. Reduce the flame to medium and deep fry the Gavvalu to golden color.
• Set them aside to cool completely. Store them in an airtight container and serve.
• Adjust sugar to suit your taste.
• Total fat – 5g
• Dietary fiber – 1g
• Sugars – 13g
• Protein – 1g