|Place of origin||India|
|Region or state||Andhra Pradesh|
|Main ingredients||plain 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 soaked in sugar or jaggery syrup.