Monday, 15 August 2011

Teepi Gavvalu\Sweet shells

Sweet shells used to be our candies in childhood.Easy to prepare.Syrup for the gavvalu can be made with either sugar or jaggery or mix of both.I have used both.. One more alternative is u can mix sugar in dough while mixing itself.That gives a different taste...


  • Maida\all purpose flour : 2 1/2 cups

  • Sooji : 3 tb sp

  • Butter : 4tb sp

  • Milk: as needed

  • Sugar+Jaggery : 1 cup

  • Salt

  • Ilachi

  • Oil


  • In a mixing bowl add maida,salt,sooji and mix well.Now add butter, give a nice mix.Add warm milk and prepare a soft dough like how we prepare for poori.Cover with lid and let it rest for 15-20 min.

  • Now divide the dough into small small balls.Take Gavvla peeta or fork.Apply oil on that .Roll the ball on peeta or fork from top to bottom by pressing to make a shape of shell.

  • In a kadai, heat oil for deep fry.Fry the prepared shells in batches till they turn to golden brown color.

  • In another kadai, add jaggery and little water just to wet the jaggery.Check for one string consistency.

  • Add ilachi powder, then add fried gavvalu in the syrup and mix well till each shell is coated with syrup.Leave it for few min.

  • Once they are cooled, store them in air tight container.

This is going to Jabeen's Iftar Nights, Serve it - Fried and flavours of south India events.


  1. my fav snack...i would grab those if i were there....:)

  2. What an interesting dish,never tried it before thanks for the awesome entry to flavours of south india

  3. Woow, this is my favourite.. Planning to make this for this krishna jayanthi..Thanks for sharing..

  4. OHH.. I love this.. Me and My Brother used to call this Aeli kathu :) My mom used to make in that shape.. super like :)

    Thanks For Linking it with Iftar Nights..
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  5. Lovely sweet snack.. Crispy ones!!
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    Do drop by my space too
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