GHAVNE or multi-layered (minimum 7 layers) pancakes of ground rice, jaggery, coconut milk and eggs are a popular sweet delight in Kokani Muslim cuisine of Maharashtra.
This sweet is also part of a significant ritual in the Kokani Muslim community. Apparently, immediately after the wedding when the groom and bride come to the bride’s house for a short stay (panchmang, dahamang etc), this sweet is served for breakfast on the day the couple is meant to leave for the groom’s home and is aptly termed at times as pathavniche (farewell/send-off) ghavne. It's serving to be considered by the groom as an indication to leave for his house with his bride without the members of the bride's household verbally having to utter the same to the groom.
Below is the recipe for ghavne the way it is prepared in my home.
- Regional Indian Food & Travel enthusiast