Jan 18, 2011


Indian Bread/Dinner Rolls


  • All purpose flour – 3-1/2 Cups
  • Water (Lukewarm) – 1-3/4 Cups
  • Oil – 3-1/2 Tsp
  • Salt – 1 Tsp
  • Sugar – 1/2 Tsp
  • Yeast – 1-1/8 Tsp
  1. Add yeast & sugar to lukewarm water & let it sit for 5 mins.Add salt & oil to the all purpose flour.
  2. Start kneading the flour while slowly adding the yeast sugar solution.
  3. Knead the dough well until smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a large greased bowl. Cover and let rise for 1 hour.

  5. Lightly punch the risen dough and knead it again lightly.

  6. Roll the dough into small balls and place them on a cookie sheet in a baking tray slightly touching each other & let it rise for an hour. Cover it with a loose plastic sheet.

  7. Pre heat the oven to 400F. While the oven is heating up, take a paper towel dip it in some milk and spread it evenly over the rolls (this gives a nice shine & glaze to the buns).
  8. Bake the dough for 20-25 mins.

My take on it

  • The dough should not be sticky at all if the dough is sticky add more flour till the desired consistency is achieved.
  • After 20 mins, try to touch the buns carefully and check if they are soft.
  • Pav is used with Pav Bhaji, Vada pav & Dabeli.
  • It can also be used to make Rusk.
  • You can also eat the Pav (or Rusk) with your tea.
  • I used Quick Rise Yeast.
  • This recipe should approximately make 14 Pavs.



    1. Pav looks very soft ..Next time when I make Bhaji i will order Pav from you :) Other recipes also looks good..will try it ..

    2. Geetha you will have to give me 1 day advance notice if you want it.