freshly baked homemade ladi pav recipe
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Homemade Ladi Pav Recipe

Make homemade ladi pav or Indian dinner rolls with keeper recipe for your pav bhaji, misal pav, masala pav or sandwich. With just 6 ingredients and 20 minutes hands on time, you will be blown away by the quality and taste of these homemade Bombay pav buns.
Prep Time2 hrs 45 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 18
Calories: 221kcal
Author: Harini


  • 3 cups plain flour increase up to 3.25 cups if needed
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons instant dry yeas OR 3/4 teaspoon active dry yeast or 1/2 tablespoon fresh yeast
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soft butter
  • 1 teaspoon Salt


  • Add 3 cups plain flour or wheat flour, 2 teaspoon instant dry yeast, 2 teaspoon sugar and 1 teaspoon salt into a mixing bowl.
  • Mix very well. Add 3 tablespoons soft butter and mix well. Slowly add water and start kneading. the dough will be initially sticky but as you knead it will turn soft and supple. You may add the remaining 1/4 cup flour in batches as you knead.
  • Apply butter liberally on the dough and rest for 2 hours.
  • Once the dough is dough is doubled in volume, poke the dough with your finger. If the indentation stays as such the dough is ready to use and it is well proofed.
  • Knead the dough again for a minute and divide into 18 small bits
  • Shape each bit into a seamless ball. Place the balls in a greased tin leaving space between them for expanding. Cover with a damp cloth and rest for 20 minutes.
  • During the second rise of the dough preheat your oven at 200 C or 400 F.
  • Once the rolls are proofed give them a milk wash with a basting brush.
  • Place in the hot oven and bake for 20-30 inutes. Baking time varies the among the ovens, go by the color change and aroma. The top will turn golden brown and hallow on tapping.
  • Do note that the pav will be appear rough and hard as soon as it is out of oven. Now apply some melted butter al over the with a basting brush. the buns will be very soft and spongy now.
  • Serve pav bun warm with any spicy like bhaji or misal or chana masala. You can also use them to make masala pav, pav sandwich recipes.


How To Make Pav Without Oven?

How to bake a cake or pav without oven is one of the questions that y readers always ask me. So here I am adding brief instructions for baking pav without oven. It is easy and very similar to cooker cake recipe.
To make ladi pav in cooker begin by preheating a pressure cooker base. Add 1 cup sand or salt to the base and place a small plate or the stand that comes with the pressure cooker. Preheat the cooker for 15 minutes.
Place the tin containing proofed buns inside the hot cooker. Close with the lid but do not place the weight valve or gasket. Cook in low flame for 25-30 minutes or until the top tuns golden.
Once baked, brush with melted butter and serve as required.


Calories: 221kcal