Eggless Homemade Pav



0.65 cup warm milk

1 tsp sugar

3.5 grams dry yeast (3.5 grams=1 tsp)

1.5 cup plain flour

1/4 tsp salt

1 tbsp butter, softened


1. Firstly, in a large mixing bowl, take 0.45 cup warm milk and 1 tsp sugar. To it add the dry yeast and mix them well. Allow them to rest in a warm place for 5 mins or till the yeast activates. 

2. Now, place a sieve and add plain flour and salt to it. Sieve the flour making sure there are no lumps. Further combine the flour and yeast mixture. Now, add 0.20 cup warm milk and continue to knead. 

3. The dough turns sticky. But continue to knead the dough for 10-15 mins without adding flour. Knead well until the dough turns soft. 

4. Next, add 1 tbsp butter and knead the dough. As you can see that the dough turns oily, but do not worry. Continue to knead the dough as the dough will absorb all the oil and turn super soft. Tuck the dough and place it in a bowl. 

5. Cover it with a cling wrap or a cloth and rest for 1-2 hours in a warm place. Allow raising the dough until it doubles in size. 

6. Now, punch the dough and knead slightly to remove the air incorporated. Further cut the dough into 6-7 equal pieces. 

7. Grease a round or rectangular tray with butter. Take a ball sized dough and form a smooth ball. Tuck the dough to prevent any scars. Place the balls into the greased tray keeping equal space between the balls. 

8. Now, brush the dough with milk without damaging the balls. Cover them with a cling wrap or a wet cloth and allow them to rest for 20 mins or until the balls reach the brim of the tray. 

9. Preheat and bake the pav at 180 degree Celsius for 20 mins or until the pav turns golden brown from top. Once you take out the pav from the oven, brush with butter to get a shiny look. Cover with a wet cloth to get a soft pav for 10 mins. 

10. Finally, enjoy eggless homemade pav while making pav bhaji, misal pav or vada pav.