Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Savory Shells

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Savory shells!!! Dont they look so adorably cute :) The shape resembles the Cowry shells, translated to sozhi in Tamil and gevvalu in Telugu. I love the game pallanguzhi and this dish for sure reminds me of the game :)

When my mother in law made this for the first time last year for Krishna Jayanthi, I somehow missed to see her in action and was super astonished to see the finished product. I loved the taste and the shape so much that I insisted her to show me a demo of how to make these. 

I am sure all of you would be excited looking at this dish too and would love to make it for your kids. Checkout the small video at the end of this post to see how to make this shape and head to the kitchen quickly :)

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Maida - 1 cup
Rice flour - 1 tblsp
Ghee - 2 tblsp
Cooking soda - 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Salt - for taste

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Take a large mixing plate and add the ghee and cooking soda to it. Beat the ghee nicely with your palm until it looks pale yellow and the soda is mixed evenly. 

Now add the maida, rice flour, salt and chilly powder to it and mix well. Add just enough water to make dough. The dough should be soft like chapathi dough and shouldnt stick to your hands. The ghee that we have used will help you roll the dough into one big ball without sticking to the hands. 

Now pinch small portions of the dough and roll them into small balls and do the same until the entire dough is used up. 

Now take a new clean comb with your left hand. Take a dough ball that we made with your right hand and place it on the comb, press it slightly and move it forward to get the impression of the comb on the dough and by the movement of your hand the dough would have curled up too. 

Please refer to the above video to see how the shell is made. 

Once it is all ready. Fry them in hot oil until slightly brown and roasted on all sides. 

Remove from oil and place them on a paper towel to remove excess oil. 

Store in airtight container and enjoy the crispy, crunchy and delicious savory shells :)

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Written by: Nithya
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Rumana Ambrin said...

Looks so crispy...

Rasam said...

I thought you had to use some special tool.. but a clean comb is all you need.. nice video.. so yummy and crispy!

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said...

aah ! wow..thats did it with a comb !!! lovely..they luk soo cute.. hop on to my pick quicks blog too when you get the time :)

Happys Cook said...

wow looks crispy and yummy.. Inviting to try...

Preeti Jaipal said...

shells look so cute n tempting....

Priya Suresh said...

Crispy shells,love to munch some anytime.

Zareena said...

mmmm.... my mom makes this always. Love this a lot...

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

Yummy and crispy...

Sushma Madhuchandra said...

I made a sweeter version of gavvulu today. Should try the savory ones next :)

nayana said...

loved the way you have shaped them up, just with a simple comb....

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Renu navin said...

that is a wonderful that technique...

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