Recipe- Bread Pav for PavBhaji or Vada Pav

Bread Pav
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"Homemade pao, fresh, soft and fluffy best for vada pav or for pav bhaji."
Servings Prep Time
12 Loaf 3 Hours
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 Loaf 3 Hours
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Bread Pav
Print Recipe
"Homemade pao, fresh, soft and fluffy best for vada pav or for pav bhaji."
Servings Prep Time
12 Loaf 3 Hours
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 Loaf 3 Hours
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Loaf
Instructions
  1. In a big deep bowl take 100 ml warm water. Add sugar and yeast, mix slowly, cover the bowl and leave for 10 mins.
    Bread Pav 1
  2. Meanwhile sift maida in another bowl.
  3. Check after 10 minutes the yeast will raise and bubbles should form.
  4. Now add 200 ml warm water, 100 ml oil or melted unsalted butter to that and mix well.
  5. Now add salt and half of maida.
  6. Now mix well and keep adding small amounts of maida (you may not have to use it all) to make soft and nonsticky dough.
  7. Then knead for further 10 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  8. Shape the dough like a ball and put in a greased big bowl. Cover loosely with a cling film making sure no air can go inside. Leave in a warm place or inside microwave (of course in a switch off mode) for around 1-2 hours.
  9. After 1-2 hours it should become double or triple in size.
  10. Take the dough and punch it a few times.
  11. Now grease your palm and make small sized balls out of the dough.
  12. Grease all dough balls and arrange next to each other in a greased deep baking tray.
  13. Cover with a cling film and keep it in a warm place for another half to one hour.
  14. Check them after half to one hour, they are double in size. Now preheat the oven at 190°C.
  15. Now remove the cling film, brush some milk over them and bake at 200°C in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.
  16. Check after 20 minutes, tap the pav, if the pav crust is not hard, bake it for further 4-5 minutes. But if crust is hard and there is hollow sound on taping them, they are done.
  17. Remove and apply melted butter over the pav and cover with a plate until they cools down completely.
  18. When cold enough take it out from the baking tray and wrap in a plastic bag.
  19. Now serve the way you want.
  20. Here you can also try Vada Pav using these pavs.
  21. You may also serve delicious Pav Bhaji.
  22. Roll the dough, apply garlic oil (Olive oil+ Crushed Garlic+Red chili flakes+ Oregano+ Mixed herbs) in center and top and bake it to Domino's Garlic bread.
Recipe Notes
  • First of all check if yeast is not bubbled, discard it. That means yeast is not good or it might be very old to use.
  • For better results sift the maida 2-3 times.
  • The ratio of water and maida may vary depending upon weather conditions or quality of maida. So you may not need to use whole 500 gms of maida. first add half and then keep adding the remaining maida in small batches to make a soft, light and non sticly dough.
  • Knead the dough until you will feel bit lighter in weight.
  • While making pavs you leave some gap between the dough balls because later they will expand. 
  • Use deep baking tray as the pav will expand nearly double in size.
  • You may feel the pav crust hard after baking. But do not worry brush some butter and cover the pan completely, the steam inside the hot pavs will make it soft.
  • You may store the pavs in a airtight plastic bag.
  • Baking is always a hit and trial method as the baking time and temperature may vary on different weather conditions, the type of oven, the quality of maida and yeast. So dont worry if you don’t get it right in the first attempt. Keep trying and surely you will be successful next time :).
  • You may also try the Recipe-Vada Pav
  • Click here for Pav Bhaji Recipe.
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