Monday, October 18, 2010

గవ్వలు: Gavvalu- Sweet fried flour nuggets

INGREDIENTS:


Plain flour......................1cup.
Sugar................................1 t sp.
Jaggery.............................1/2 cup.
Semolina...........................1 tbl sp.
Oil.......................................deep frying.
METHOD:
1.Take myda(plain flour). Seive for no lumps. Add 1 t sp of sugar, and semolina. Mix nicely with hand ans with water make a fine dough.It should not be very tight or too soft. Make sure it is good. keep aside.
2.Take a fork or if available use the small board which is meant for the purpose of making gavvalu. Taking a marble size of dough press it on your three fingers with your thumb finger.
Take the fork in your left hand, on its back side press this and role it. It takes a shape of 'Gavva',Shell shape is formed. with few groves on its back side and a hole sort of a thing in the front. Prepare all in the same way. Keep them on a dry cloth.
3.Take jaggery, put little water, keep it on stove. After it melts slowly stir it. when it comes to boil, keep checking it. The syrup must not be over cooked. To get a correct consistency follow the test.
The syrup testing is, take a little in the ladle, drop into a bowl of some water. If the syrup is not spreading in the water,and you can take with fingers try to make a ball, it should be firm. It is called (ball consistency) 'unda paakam'.Keep the flame on low.Maintain the syrup consistency.
4.Keep oil in a pan , heat it. when it is medium hot, slowly drop these prepared(shells) gavvalu few at a time in to the oil. Remove them before they become dark in colour.Drop them in to the syrup. Stir it nicely, so that the syrup will go into the groves too. And take from the syrup, spread them in a plate to dry.
5.As and when you are frying, put them in the syrup, and take out, if the syrup start getting thicker, add little water and warm again to keep the consistency in same way, till all finished. 
6.These are good nick knacks for children to eat as much. They are not harmful like Candys. 

3 comments:

  1. Wow! akayya!e sweet naaku chala istam.Konni naaku parcel chyandi please....Thanks for your recipe.

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  2. I tried this out yesterday, I messed up with the frying & the sugar syrup, but I hope I'll get it right next time with practice! It was lovely peddamma, thanks for this recipe!!

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  3. See the consistency of the syrup. i think now i clarified it better may be. just give me feed back.

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