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Homemade Pav | Pav Buns | Dinner Rolls

Pav Bhaji on my mind….like for the last entire week I am unable to think beyond it. Every veggie that I glance at reminds me that it could go into my Bombay Pav Bhaji 😂😂 no, I am very serious! I so didn’t want to order any…because those are just not my kind of Bhaji…hence tonight is going to be it:) {happy dance}

Anyways…so I planned to make some Pav ahead of making the Bhaji. It’s beyond easy if you ask me…one bowl magic I call it😊

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Once you learn to handle the yeast well, making a bread or Pav bread isn’t difficult at all. For me, it’s always been more of the technical part that I concentrate on rather than the recipe itself. The ratios are no doubt very important, I can’t stress enough on that here. One needs to measure them out correctly else things could go horribly wrong! So pay attention to every detail when making a Pav or Bread dough.

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Let’s learn how..

Yield: 6 Pav (depends on the size of the Pav)

Equipment: measuring cups/ spoons, baking tin, cooling rack, a large mixing bowl.

Ingredients:

2+1/2 cups Maida (all purpose flour) + extra Maida (APF) to dust the dough while kneading (I used appropriately 1/2 cup)

5 tbsp oil + extra to grease the tin & to brush on top of the Pav

salt to taste

1/2 cup lukewarm water (comfortable enough to dip your finger)

3 tsp yeast (I used active dry yeast)

2+1/2 tsp sugar

Method:

Take 1/2 cup of lukewarm water in a glass or bowl, add the yeast & sugar. Stir it lightly. Set it aside for 10 to let the yeast bloom. (Note that if the water is too hot, the yeast won’t bloom. So be careful with the water. If the yeast doesn’t bloom, start again)

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See the first picture above, the yeast has bloomed really well. It almost overflowed on the kitchen top.

Next, see the second picture above. For making the dough add the flour in the bowl, season with salt. Add the oil and slowly add the yeast mixture. Do not add all the mixture at one go as we may end up with a very gluey and wet dough. Keep adding a little bit at a time and make a dough like we do for rotis. This dough will be sticky so you can add some more flour and knead it well. The longer you knead it, the smoother and softer it will be.

If you feel the dough has become too dry while kneading, add the yeast mixture and continue kneading. I used the entire yeast mixture but did not require any more water. Once the dough has become smooth, grease it with oil and place it the bowl for it’s first rise/ prove. I gave it approximately 30 mins or so.

See the third picture above, the dough almost tripled.

Then I pushed down the dough and released the air within. I then greased my hands and divided the dough into 6 parts. I greased the baking tin and placed the divided dough in it. Brushed each portion with oil. Then I left it for the second rise/ prove for 20 mins.

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Preheat the oven at 200’c for 10 mins. Place the tin on the middle rack and bake the Pav for 20 mins @ 200’c using both the upper and the lower heating coil/ rods/ elements. (Please note every oven works differently hence adjust the temperature and duration according to that). I let them sit in the oven with the upper rods turned on for an extra 5-7 mins to get a lovely brown crust.

This is what they looked like as they came out of the oven! Brush them with some melted butter if you like.

They turned pillowy soft with a firm crust and absolutely melt in the mouth kinda good….yum!

How to make Pav at home Easy recipe for dinner rolls Pav recipe Pau recipe Polkapuffs recipe

How to make Pav at home Easy recipe for dinner rolls Pav recipe Pau recipe Polkapuffs recipe

I have made Pizza Rolls, sandwich breads, focaccia bread & Wholewheat Pizza Base too for the blog, do check them out.

Love,

Shreya💝

Masala Pav

What’s your favourite snacking option? Can’t think of one?! Well…the same happens with us too😜 I just can’t pick one favourite! My hubby and I are die-hard street food fans….but I make them at home whenever we have a craving to ensure its healthy. ☺️ 

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Masala Pav is almost like Pav Bhaji but so different in terms of preparation using fewer ingredients and time. Also, it’s the best way to use up some left-over Pav bread or even make a instant snack for kids too👌

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Masala pav is spicy, robust and the Pav simply soaks up all the flavours and the becomes so moist..it melts in the mouth! 😉

Common, let’s get started…

Yield: serves 2-3

Equipment: a wok, a griddle/ non-stick pan, measuring cups/ spoons.

Ingredients:

5-6 nos. Pav

1/2 cup chopped onions

2 tbsp ginger garlic paste

1 tbsp chopped green chillies

1/2 cup chopped capsicum

1/2 tsp turmeric pwd

1 tsp degi Mirch

1 tbsp Pav Bhaji masala

1 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes

salt to taste

2 tbsp oil

butter as needed

lemon juice as needed

Method:

Slit all the Pav horizontally, butter them on all sides and set them aside.

Heat oil in the wok, once it’s hot add the onions, green chilli, ginger- garlic paste. Sauté until the onion turns golden. Then add the capsicum and cook for a few mins until it turns soft. Season with salt and add the remaining spices along with the Pav Bhaji masala as well. Mix well and add the tomatoes. Now cover and cook until the oil seperates. You can add some water if the cooked mixture looks dry, about 1/2 cup or so. Turn off the flame.

To assemble the Masala Pav, add butter to a hot pan, place the buttered Pav in the pan and add the prepared mixture and coat the Pav well with it. Cook for about 2-3 mins. Serve hot with some lemon juice and garnish with chopped coriander leaves!

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Lip-smackingly good….😀

Love,

Shreya💖

Bombay Pav Bhaji

I love my street food! Being born and bought up in Mumbai / Bombay…there is no doubt I’d love them ☺️ I gorge on absolutely every possible street food that exists around me…& keep loving them. And obviously Pav Bhaji is one of them….how could I possibly have a blog and not post Pav Bhaji 😁😛 it’s just one thing on a really long list of my favourite street food 👌👌 

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What’s not to love?! A buttery, crisp Pav drenched in a spicy and equally, if not more buttery Bhaji (Pav is store bought…may make some at home eventually) 😋..God! I am drooling…and I just had them last night! How much more greedy am I going to be?! 😜 LoL! I guess more…much, much more!

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Why more you may ask…? That’s coz, Pav Bhaji is a regular fare at my place…me and the mister, we both enjoy it immensely….(he without the extra butter 😇😇)

Though it’s a street food..I prefer making it at home and trust me, the taste is just like the ones you have feasted on (read gluttony 😉 ) at Juhu Beach or Khauu Galii 😀… And needless to say that I have learnt the tricks of the trade from my mom! She makes the best Pav Bhaji ever! 💞💞 Slurp..slurp..some chopped onions & a dollop of butter over the Bhaji… Wow! I live for this kinda stuff!

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Also, Pav Bhaji is a great way to sneak in a whole lot of veggies into your diet…coz, the street-vendors don’t really add much veggies except for potatoes, capsicum, onions & obviously tomatoes..😁 So when making it at home..one can ensure a bit of health with the authentic flavours.. & that’s precisely what my recipe is all about…

Yield: serves 3-4

Equipment: a large wok, a hand blender / masher, a pressure cooker / steamer, a ladle, measuring cups / spoons.

Ingredients:

400-500 gms mixed veggies to be steamed / pressure cooked & mashed/ puréed (I used potato, cabbage,cauliflower, beetroot, capsicum & carrots, but you can also add Ghiya/ bottle gourd/ lauki, peas, French beans, zucchini, broccoli..as you like)

2 nos large onions finely chopped + extra for serving

4 nos large ripe tomatoes finely chopped

3 tbsp fresh ginger-garlic- green chilly paste (pls use fresh)

3 tbsp Pav Bhaji Masala (I use Everest/ MDH)

2 tsp Amul butter + extra for serving

1 tsp red chilli pwd

1 tsp Deggi mirch pwd ( for the rich colour)

1/4 tsp turmeric pwd

4 tbsp fresh coriander chopped roughly to garnish

2 tbsp oil

salt to taste

a pinch of asafoetida (hing)

2 tsp lemon juice to be added while serving

Method:

Heat oil in the wok, add hing once the oil is hot. Next add the chopped onion along with the fresh ginger-garlic-green chilly paste (I insist on fresh, it makes all the difference). Sauté on medium flame until the onions turn translucent. Now, add the red chilly powders, both of them & turmeric pwd. Sauté for a min. Next, add the chopped tomatoes and the Pav Bhaji masala, mix them well and roast this masala base for 8-10 mins.

The tomatoes should disintegrate completely and make a semi solid base (hence, I have asked you to use ripe tomatoes). Now add the boiled & mashed/ puréed veggies and the butter. Stir well and let it cook for 5 mins on medium flame. You can correct the consistency if the Bhaji looks dry by adding some lukewarm water and further cooking for 4-5 mins. That’s it! Garnish with some coriander leaves, a dollop of butter, a squeeze of lime & some chopped onion,…serve immediately  with piping hot buttered crispy Pav! 😉

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These flavours are bang on! Enjoy!

Love,

Shreya💓

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