Pav Recipe for Vada pav or Pav bhaji
Recipe type: Indian bread
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 12 pav
Soft and fluffy delicious Indian pav bread recipe with step by step pictures.
  • Plain flour : 2 cup
  • Milk : 3/4 cup
  • Salt : 1 tsp
  • Butter : 4 tsp
  • Milk powder : 1 1/2 tsp
  • Yeast : 2 tsp
  • Sugar : 1 tbsp
Making the dough for Pav
  1. Clean the working surface or kitchen platform and take all purpose flour on it.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients such as milk powder, salt, sugar and dry active yeast in plain flour.
  3. Dig a well in center and pour milk.
  4. Using your hands, mix the flour and milk to form dough.
  5. Add butter in the dough and knead again for 1 to 2 minutes until it starts releasing gluten. Once kneaded properly, the dough should start loosing the surface and will not stick to hands.
  6. Knead the dough and form a round shape with the dough.
Resting the dough
  1. Prepare a large bowl by applying some oil in it and place the dough in center. Grease the dough lightly with oil.
  2. Cover the bowl with cling wrap or damn cloth and place it in a warm place. Let the dough rest for atleast 1 hour.
  3. Once the dough has doubled in size, remove the cling wrap and sprinkle some dry flour on top.
  4. Start punching the dough on top, take it out of the bowl and knead again for a minute.
  5. Knead and give rectangular shape to the dough.
  6. Divide the pav dough in small lemon size equal balls. Roll each of the balls between your palms and give rough shape.
Baking the Pav in Oven
  1. Pre-heat the oven for 10 minutes at at 200° Celsius (392° Fahrenheit).
  2. Prepare a baking tray by applying some oil in it. Place the pav dough balls prepared earlier and line up in baking tray so that each dough touches one another.
  3. Apply some milk on pav dough balls.
  4. Once the oven is hot, place the baking tray inside and bake for 15 minutes at 200° Celsius.
  5. Bake the pav in oven until they turn golden brown on top.
  6. Once baked, turn off the oven and take out the baking tray, apply some butter on top and let it cool down completely.
  7. Run a knife along the edges of pav and separate them from baking tray.
  8. Soft and fully Indian pav or laadi pav are ready to serve.
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