Gavvalu Peeta refers to an Indian cooking tool; a shell making tool for cooking a shell-shaped or shell design dish called Gavvalu . Gawala Paeeta is a wooden tool with tiny grooves. It is used by pressing a dough over it and rolled, the finished product is a shell-like dough design. Gavvalu is a Telugu word which means "shells" hence the name "Gavvalu ". Telugu Gawalu is an Indian traditional food called in English as Sugar Coated shells because they are shaped like shells made by using Gawala Peeta.