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11/19/2012

Karam Nuvvulu Gavvalu / Spicy Sesame Shells

                           Hi Friends,
                               Today's special is  "Karam Gavvalu",a traditional,delicious crispy snack from Andhra.Gavvalu (literally translated as Spicy Shells).There are both savory and sweet versions of it and today's post is about the savory one.The particular shape is attained using a special gadget as gavvalu chekka or gavvalu peeta.It is a wooden board with ridges that comes different sizes.In the absence of it,owe can use the  backside of a long fork or grater or even a new comb.
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Ingredients:-

Maida / All purpose flour-1 cup
Rice Flour-1/4 cup
Red chillies powder-1 tsp (acc to ur taste)
Sesame Seed1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Ghee or Oil -2 tbsp
Oil for deep frying


Method:-


Take a bowl add maida,rice flour mix well.
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Heat ghee in a pan,when it hot add the  ghee into it,mix well.
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Now add the red chilli powder,sesame seeds,salt mix well.
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Mix all into smooth dough adding enough water.
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Make sure the dough is soft but not sticky.
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Make small size balls with the dough.
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Now take gavvalu chekka (or fork or a new comb) and apply some oil to it so that the dough doesn't stick on to it.
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Take one ball and place it on gavvalu chekka and  use thumb to press it downwards.The shape of shell will come.Use the back of fork or comb to shape each ball like a shell as shown in the image below.
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Repeat the process with rest of the balls.
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Heat a heavy bottomed vessel,add enough oil for deep frying,once the oil turns hot,add the gavvalu and deep fry to a golden brown shade.Remove onto absorbent paper.
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Store tight and serve with tea.

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26 comments:

Sireesha Puppala

Aaah..this looks tempting...I will try these,,,

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Mahi

the shells are looking great!

Beena.stephy

Tempting snack...very simple nice presantation

WeR SAHM

lovely cute shells...feel like to much....

Swathi Iyer

Delicious tasty snack .

Sravs

Very delicious and yummy snack !!

kausers kitchen

Wow sesame shells look delicious...

Prathima Rao

i love these!! never tried making them at home...your way looks so tempting..
Prathima Rao
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Vimitha Anand

Crunchy and yummy tea time snack.. Looks nice

PT

new to me dear.. nice presentation..

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover

my mom made this during Chinese New year when i was a kid last time..yummy!

Priya

Wow so cute shells, feel like munching some.

Priya R

they look so cute and i used to admire them as i eat :) miss these yummy snacks now, thanks for sharing dear you have made them so good

S.Menaga

love those cute shells..

ramya anand

Looks so cute.kids wud be delighted to see the shapes

Suja Manoj

Cute and yummy,thanks for showing the one with the fork,now I can also try.

Anu

looks so cute and yum

Sangeetha Priya

Love the cutie shells :-), u hv lot of patience dear!!!

Reshmi Mahesh

Tempting cute snacks..

Julie

loved the sweet version,but haven't tried the spicy..yummy snack!!
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Sreevalli E

What a great snack.. I love both the sweet & khara edition..

Anisha Ranjit

That's a very new snack to me... love the shape of it... Thanks for showing all different ways of doing it... Though I'm tempted own that wooden board... ;)

Ganga Sreekanth

Looks tempting divya

Premalatha Aravindhan

wow inviting snacks,luks cute n tempting...

Jay

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Shabbu

Tempting and nice snacks...
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