Also known as Ladi pav, these golden-brown and buttery bread rolls are a favourite among diners at Indian restaurants. Often found as an accompaniment for street food dishes like pav bhaji or vada pav, these soft bread loaves can be eaten as a snack during tea time as well.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
- 2 cup flour
- 20 ml oil
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp yeast
- ¼ cup bread improver (store bought)
- Salt to taste
Step 1: Take equal measurements of flour in a bowl, as per your requirement. Using the same bowl, add yeast, sugar and add bread improver.
Step 2: Add the entire mix into a food processor to knead it into a dough by adding in equal parts of water and oil. Make sure to be very careful while adding water because the dough should remain thick in its consistency.
Step 3: Once kneaded, place it on a clean surface and using lighly greased palms to roll the dough into palm-sized balls and place it on a steel tray.
Step 4: Lightly press the dough balls in their place and wrap it in cling film for the yeast to rise. Leave it to rest for 10 minutes before setting it in the oven to bake
Step 5: Once the bread rises, bake them at 170C for 20 minutes
Step 6: Once the bread has been baked, brush melted butter across the surface of the bread and leave it to rest for 10 minutes before serving it fresh and hot out of the oven.
Step 7: Mumbai or Bombay Pav is now served
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