Sweet shells

Course Dessert
Place of origin India
Region or state Andhra Pradesh
Main ingredients plain flour /maida, water or milk
Cookbook: Gavvalu  Media: Gavvalu

Sweet shells (Telugu: గవ్వలు, gavvalu) is one of the typical Indian sweets made in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is a mixture (dough) of plain flour/maida and water or milk. The prepared dough is shaped into small rounds, which are flattened and rolled (on a special tool) so as to take the shape of gavvalu (cowrie shells). These shells are fried in oil or ghee and these shells are poured into sugar or jaggery syrup.[1]


  1. "Sweet Shells". gruhinii.com. Retrieved 30 March 2015.

2. Kidyo

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