Sweet shells

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Place of originIndia
Region or stateAndhra Pradesh
Main ingredientsplain flour /maida, water or milk

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