Andhra special: Karam Gavvalu recipe

Gavvalu (shells) is famous in Andhra Pradesh. Gavvalu can be hot or sweet depending on the ingredients used.


What do you need?

  • 1 cup Maida
  • 1 tsp Red chile powder
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying

How to prepare?

  • Add the ghee to the maida. Mix all ingredients into smooth dough adding enough water.
  • Make sure the dough is soft but not sticky. Keep it aside for a half an hour.
  • Make small marble size balls with the dough.
  • Now take gavvala chekka (or a fork or a new comb) and apply some oil to it so that the dough doesnt stick on to it.
  • Take one ball and place it on Gavvala chekka and press it downwards.The shape of shell will come.
  • Repeat the process with rest of the balls.
  • Now heat oil in a pan and deep fry the shells until golden brown. Remove and drain them on a kitchen paper.
  • Store tight and serve karam gavvalu as a snack.

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