Sunday, 12 February 2012

Karam Gavvalu

Plain Flour / Maida 1 Cup
Spicy Red Chile Powder 1 tsp
Ghee 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil for Deep Frying
Method of preparation:
Warm up the ghee and keep aside.
In a mixing bowl, mix together all the ingredients into smooth dough adding enough water.
Make sure the dough is soft but not sticky.
Cover the dough with a wet cloth and rest it for half an hour.
Divide the dough into approximately 40 balls.
Take a small dough ball, press it on the gavvalu balla (wooden block having ridges) and slide it down the gavvalu balla with help of a thumb to form the dough in shape of a shell.
Repeat the same with reamining dough balls.
Cover the prepared gavvalu with a wet cloth to prevent them from drying out.
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan on medium heat.
When oil gets hot, slowly drop the prepared shells into the oil.
Fry on both sides till golden brown (about 7 minutes).
Remove the deep fried shells onto a absorbent paper.
Store tight and serve karam gavvalu as a snack.