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Gavvalu | Teepi Gavvalu ~ Festival Special Recipe

Occasion Deepavali
Author Srivalli


For the Shells

  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Rava
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • Cooking Oil for deep frying

For the Sugar Syrup

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • Water enough to cover


How to make the Shells

  • In a wide bowl, take all the ingredients and using water slowly knead into a soft dough.
  • Cover with a muslin cloth and rest it for 10 to 15 mins.
  • On the rolling pin (gavvala peeta), take a very small dough, press it forward. You will get a shell shaped ball.
  • Heat a pan with enough cooking oil for deep frying. Once you have enough to deep fry, fry them in batches.
  • Drain on a kitche towel and cocntinue with the rest.

For the Sugar Syrup

  • Take the sugar with water in a pan.
  • Let the sugar melt and you can continue cooking till you get a single thread consistency.

Making the Teepi Gavvalu

  • Have the sugar syrup ready, once the shells are cooked, drop them into the sugar syrup and let it coat all over.
  • Remove from syrup, and keep it aside.
  • You can store for 10 days or more.


The dough should rest for at least 10 mins for the rava to be soaked well.
And the balls you pinch down should be really small, only then the shells will get cooked well and stay crispy.
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