Gavvalu Sweet Recipe

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.

Ingredients required:

Maida flour – 1 cup
Bombay rava – 1 cup
Sugar – 1 cup
Cardamom powder – 1 tablespoon
Salt – 1 pinch
Oil for deep fry

Preparation method:

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!

Serving suggestions:

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.

Nutrition facts:

Total fat – 5g
Dietary fiber – 1g
Sugars – 13g
Protein – 1g

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