Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Pav | How to make Pav

Pav is Indian yeasted bread. The most famous snacks include pav bhaji, Vada pav, misal pav, masala pav etc..
Origin - This bread “Pao” was introduced by Portuguese when they ruled Goa {India} in 15th century. Later in migration it this bread was brought to Mumbai & it became famous over there. {Sources: Holiday Goa}
Recipe - The recipe is simple & doesn't involves eggs. I used milk in this recipe instead of water & kneaded it for 10mins before & after rising. Making small dough balls will allow the bread to be soft & smooth after it was baked.

Prep Time-3hrs | Cook Time-30mins | Serves-3people | Yields-7pav's
1&1/2Cups all purpose flour {unbleached}
1/2Cup + 2Tbs milk { add as needed}
2Tsp instant yeast
1/4Tsp salt
1Tbs +2Tsp sugar
1Tbs butter melted
1Tbs flour for dusting
1Tsp butter {baking pan}
1Tsp olive oil {rising bread}
1Tsp milk {brushing on the pav}
Making Dough
- Grease a bowl with olive oil & set aside.
- In a bowl add flour, yeast, salt, sugar & butter.
- To that add milk little by little & mix well.
- Knead dough for 10mins.
- Form a dough & place the dough in greased bowl.
- Cover up & keep it in a warm place.
- Allow it to raise for 1&1/2 hrs.
Make Pav
- Grease a baking pan with butter.
- Dust a wooden board with flour & place the risen dough.
- Punch out all the air & knead dough for 5mins.
- Divide the dough into equal size small balls.
- Place them in the baking sheet leaving a little space in between.
- Cover up & allow the bread to rise for 1&1/2hr.
- Pre heat oven @350degrees for 10mins.
- Brush dough with milk & place them in oven.
- Bake @350degrees for 30mins or till the pav are brown on top.
- Remove from oven & brush some butter to them.
- Allow them to cool before serving.
- Serve as you like.
- Use a bigger bowl for rising dough.
- If dough comes out sticky add some flour & knead the dough. 
- If the place is too warm the risen dough will smell like yeast. 
- Don't exceed the rising time of bread, or it will smell like yeast.

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  3. Pavs have come out really superb...very nice..

  4. The pav buns have come out fabulous, Valli.

  5. Pav turned out good. This is my to bake list.

  6. Love the pav. Its just like what our podder serves us.