Saturday, April 13, 2013

Easy Pav Buns or Dinner Rolls in 30 minutes!!

Who doesn't enjoy street food! especially hot Pav-Bhaji. Normally in Indian house holds, bhaji[gravy] is prepared fresh at home and the Pav [ bun] is bought from store. 

Does the idea of eating Bhaji with fresh homemade warm Pav sound mouth watery?? 

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

All purpose Flour
1 and 3/4 cup
Rapid Rising Yeast 1 tsp
Warm Water 1/2 cup and 1 Tbsp
Oil (Any) 2 Tbsp
Salt To taste
Sesame seeds 1 Tbsp
Milk 1 Tbsp

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degree F / 200 degree C.
  2. In a bowl, combine water, oil, yeast and allow it to rest for 15 minutes.
  3. After 15 minutes, add salt and All Purpose Flour (maida) to the above mixture and knead the dough until all the ingredients are well incorporated into a soft and smooth dough.
  4. Make 6 equal sized balls, brush them with milk and place them on a greased pan and allow it to rest for 15 minutes. At the end of 15 minutes, the balls would be risen by a considerable amount.
  5. Sprinkle sesame seeds on the balls and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Hot Pavs just out of the oven
  Serve warm these Pavs with hot Bhaji sprinkled with lemon juice and garnished with fresh coriander and raw onions. 

  1. Can add grated garlic or chilli flakes or any other spice of your choice (like basil, oregano) while kneading the dough for variations in taste.
  2. While the dough is resting or getting baked, in parallel Bhaji can be made so that at the end of 45 minutes, both pav and bhaji are ready :)