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Friday, April 22, 2016

T -Teepi Gavvalu

Teepi Gavvalu is an Andhra Sweet Snack where the Gavvalu are deep fried and added to the Jaggery/Bellam pakam/syrup.

Teepi means sweet and Gavvalu in Telugu means sea shells. The shape of the sweet looks like shells as they are rolled using a mould or even a fork does the magic.

This one can turn into a favorite for all ages especially kids.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 30 minutes 
Makes : Approximately 8 cups

For Gavvalu:
Maida/All purpose flour: 2 cups 
Sooji : 1/4 cup
Salt : A pinch
Water : 3/4 cup

For Pakam/Syrup:
Bellam/Jaggery: 1 1/2 cups
Water : 1/2 water
Elachi/green cardamom: 3 powdered 


Mix all ingredients listed for Gavvalu and make a soft dough like for Puri. The water measurement I gave should be enough.
Make a marble size balls and press them on the Gavvalu mould or on a fork to get the shape. 
Heat oil for deep frying and fry them till they turn golden. Each batch should take about 5 minutes on low flame.

Take a pan and ingredients listed for pakam/syrup and bring it to a boil. The consistency of the syrup should be of a soft ball that doesn't move when dropped in water.
Add the fried Gavvalu mix well and turn off the stove. 
Cool them off and store in an airtight container for 2 weeks.

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  1. I love these snacks..and have done in sugar only..good way to make with jaggery as well..

  2. It's been ages since I ate gavvalu. And if I recall, we make use sugar syrup. Regardless, a nice sweet to munch on.

  3. Simply love this crunchy munchy gavvalu, too tempting and dangerously addictive beauties.

  4. Yummy looking gavvalu Amara. My mom just sent me a gavvala chekka -- will have to make these some time.

  5. I too learned this from my friend and my kids love this one.I also make it with sugar.Such an addictive and delicious one.

  6. Addictive and yummy gavvalu. We make both sugar and jaggery versions. Initially I had this on my list for this BM but had to strike off to accommodate other dishes. :)

  7. yummy sweet. Lot of similarities between cuisines naa. Great share.

  8. I bought the gavvalu mould when I visited Tirupathi, but I haven't used it yet. These are great looking addictive snacks..

  9. Very tempting and addictive snack. It has been ages since I ate these.

  10. Tempting looking gavvalu you got there!! Great pick.

  11. Such yummy looking snack.Bookmarked to try soon.

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog. Please try and let me know how they turn out. It’s a pretty simple process.