Ladi Pav, Eggless Homemade Laadi Pav Buns


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Ladi Pav is a hearty homemade bun, which is very famous in Mumbai. This feather-soft ladi pav is best had with a spicy bhaji or vegetable curry, but you can also serve it as a sandwich lined with chutney and packed with potato vadas.

Old-timers will go to the extent of preparing the yeast also at home to make Laadi Pav but this version made with instant dry yeast is more common and very effective. You will love the outcome. It is so soft and tasty, you will look forward to making ladi pav – and of course, eating it – again and again!

Once the dough of the ladi pav has been shaped and put in the tray, make sure it has proved (that means doubled in size) very well. That's the key to make a perfect eggless ladi pav. Make sure you butter or oil the ladi pav once its immediately out of the oven to ensure it stays soft and does not dry up.

Popular recipes served with ladi pav are Vada Pav, Dabeli, Kaanda Bhajji Pav, Misal and Pav Bhaji.

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Ladi Pav, Eggless Homemade Laadi Pav Buns recipe - How to make Ladi Pav, Eggless Homemade Laadi Pav Buns

Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  25 minutes   Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 12 laadi pav
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Ingredients

For Ladi Pav
3 cups plain flour (maida)
2 tbsp warm milk
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp instant dry yeast
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tbsp soft butter
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
milk for brushing
butter for brushing
Method
For ladi pav

    For ladi pav
  1. To make ladi pav, combine the milk, 2 tbsp warm water, sugar and yeast in a deep bowl, mix well and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Combine the oil and the butter in a bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  3. Combine the plain flour, baking powder and salt, mix well.
  4. Add the yeast mixture.
  5. Mix well and knead into a soft dough using approx. 1 cup of warm water.
  6. Once kneaded, insert the fingertip into the dough and it should bounce back clean, which means the dough is ready.
  7. Add the oil-butter mixture.
  8. Knead again for 5 to 8 minutes by stretching the dough and folding it back till it is smooth and elastic.
  9. The dough should look smooth like in the below image.
  10. Transfer the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a damp muslin cloth and keep aside for 1 hour or till it doubles in a warm place.
  11. The dough has risen and doubled in size.
  12. Deflate the dough by inserting a finger, which should leave a depression in the dough without bouncing back. This means the dough has perfectly risen.
  13. Transfer to a floured board and knead again for 5 minutes using little flour by stretching it and folding it back till smooth.
  14. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions.
  15. Roll each portion of the dough into a smooth round.
  16. Place them on a greased aluminium tray at regular intervals.
  17. Cover it again with a damp muslin cloth and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  18. They will double in size as shown below.
  19. Brush the dough with the milk.
  20. Bake it in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 20 minutes.
  21. Loosen the edges with the help of a knife.
  22. Once cooled, de-mould it and brush the ladi pav with butter and cool completely.
  23. Serve or use the ladi pav as required.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. The ladi pav will stay fresh for 2 days when stored in an air-tight container.

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For activating the yeast

  1. For preparing ladi pav, we first need to activate the yeast. For that in a deep bowl, take milk. The texture of eggless ladi pav comes out soft and fluffy on using milk.
  2. Add 2 tbsp warm water. Don’t forget to check the temperature of water by dipping your finger. Water that's too hot can damage or kill the yeast.
  3. Add the sugar. Sugar has multiple roles in bread making. One being it acts as a food for yeast and helps in creating carbon dioxide and alcohol. Sugar also enhances the flavour of the bread, gives a crumbly texture & golden crust to the eggless ladi pav.
  4. Add the instant dry yeast.
  5. Mix well. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  6. After 10 minutes, you will see a frothy layer which indicates our yeast has been activated and is ready to use. If it does not, then throw and restart or get another batch of yeast. If you use flat yeast, you will get dense and sticky ladi pav.

For the dough of Mumbai ladi pav

  1. For preparing the dough for homemade ladi pav, in another bowl, take oil. Add butter. Mix well and keep aside.
  2. In another bowl, take the plain flour. To make a healthy whole wheat ladi pav, refer this recipe of.
  3. Add the baking powder and salt. Baking powder helps to make the ladi pav feather-light and soft. Add the activated yeast mixture.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Add approx. 1 cup of warm water. The quantity of water will depend upon the quality of the flour used.
  6. Knead into a soft dough. Use a bench scraper if the dough is sticking a lot to the work surface.
  7. Once kneaded, insert the fingertip into the dough and it should bounce back clean, which means the dough is ready for the next step.
  8. Add the oil-butter mixture.
  9. Knead again for 5 to 8 minutes. At any stage, do not compromise on kneading part, as the gluten needs to be formed which helps in giving a fluffy texture to the ladi pav.
  10. Stretch the dough back and fold until the ladi pav dough turns smooth and elastic. The dough should look smooth like in the below image.
  11. Grease a large bowl with oil. Tuck the edges of the dough towards the center and transfer the dough in a greased bowl.
  12. Cover it with a damp muslin cloth and keep aside for 1 hour or till it doubles in a warm place. Depending upon the climatic conditions, the time for the ladi pav dough to rise will vary.
  13. The dough has risen and doubled in size.
  14. Deflate the dough by inserting a finger, which should leave a depression in the dough without bouncing back. This means the dough has perfectly risen.
  15. Sprinkle little dry flour on your workstation or board. Don’t add too much maida otherwise the pav would not be that soft.
  16. Transfer the dough to a floured board.
  17. Knead again for 5 minutes using little flour by stretching it and folding it back till smooth.
  18. Our dough for ladi pav is now ready!

For baking ladi pav

  1. For baking the eggless ladi pav, divide the pav bun dough into 12 equal portions using a knife or a dough scraper.
  2. Tuck the edges underneath towards the center and roll each portion of dough into a smooth round.
  3. Grease an aluminium tray with oil. Place the dough balls on a greased aluminium tray at regular intervals.
  4. Cover it again with a damp muslin cloth so that they don't stick to the cloth. Keep aside for 30 minutes to proof.
  5. They will double in size as shown below.
  6. Brush the dough with the milk.
  7. Bake it in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 20 minutes. If the buns don’t look brown, bake for some more time.
  8. After baking, loosen the edges with the help of a knife. Our baked ladi pav buns are ready!
  9. Once cooled, de-mould it. Brush the laadi pav with butter and cool completely.
  10. Serve the Indian pav immediately or use as required. The laadi pav will stay fresh for 2 days when stored in an air-tight container. You can use the laddi pav to serve as an accompaniment to popular dishes like: Misal Pav, Jain Pav Bhaji and Cheese Stuffed Vada Pav

Nutrient values per laadi pav
Energy130 cal
Protein3.1 g
Carbohydrates21.8 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat3.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A49.4 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.7 mg
Vitamin C0 mg
Folic Acid0.1 mcg
Calcium11.6 mg
Iron0.7 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium7.2 mg
Potassium38.1 mg
Zinc0.2 mg

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Ladi Pav, Eggless Homemade Laadi Pav Buns
5
 on 11 Oct 19 10:28 AM


today is Friday, and I want to eat vadapav, and I don''t get eggless bun in Singapore, so I followed your recipe, and it''s made a perfect,,so thank you so much for sharing this recipe
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Tarla Dalal    Vaishali, nice to know our recipes are followed in Singapore. We are delighted you loved the lady pav recipe. Your feedback will help hundreds others try the recipe and make this a better cooking community.
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11 Oct 19 01:37 PM
Ladi Pav, Eggless Homemade Laadi Pav Buns
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 on 01 Aug 19 03:39 PM


Thank you mam for your suggestions.i tried baking again it came out so well.very soft and fluffy.uniformly baked pav buns.thank you once again.next I am trying your bread recipe.
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Tarla Dalal    We done Ranimohan!!! You did a super job as baking is not easy. Now try the other bread recipes on our site. Happy cooking.
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02 Aug 19 11:11 AM
Ladi Pav, Eggless Homemade Laadi Pav Buns
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 on 25 Jul 19 10:36 AM


Mam,Which side is to be heated for baking pav buns.bottom or centre thanks
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Ranimohan, The heat should be from both the sides.. top and bottom..
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26 Jul 19 09:05 AM
Ladi Pav, Eggless Homemade Laadi Pav Buns
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 on 24 Jul 19 03:24 PM


Mam,first time I tried baking pav bun.it came out soft and fluffy Very tasty but bottom was little burnt.how can I adjust the temperature so that next time I get the same pav as u make.awaiting for your suggestion.thank you
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Tarla Dalal    Hi ranimohan, Before baking your pav, make sureyou have preheated the oven well.you need to see that the oven gets heated from bottom and top coil both.. If only one coil is on,your pav will get browned from one side. this is the main reason for your pav not to get evenly browned. And bake it at the given temperature as per the recipe. Do try and give us your feedback..
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26 Jul 19 09:04 AM
Ladi Pav, Eggless Homemade Laadi Pav Buns
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 on 21 Jul 19 02:35 PM


First time I tried baking pav buns.i did exactly what you have shown.pav came out very soft and fluffy but bottom burned and top was still white.can you tell me what went wrong?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, make sure you have greased it well and are using the tin size as advised by us...also make sure you laways bake in the middle rack...
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24 Jul 19 12:56 PM
Ladi Pav, Eggless Homemade Laadi Pav Buns
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 on 21 May 19 09:59 AM


Thanks Tarla ji for the recipe... My pavs came out soo well...They were soft n fluffy... Loved the recipe😊👌
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Yamini, Glad you liked it! Do try out more recipes and share your experience with us.
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22 May 19 08:45 AM
Ladi Pav, Eggless Homemade Laadi Pav Buns
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 on 30 Mar 19 01:41 PM


Ladi Pav, Eggless Homemade Laadi Pav Buns
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 on 06 Feb 19 03:39 PM


I have made the Pav for very first time yesterday. They turned out little bit hard from outside because I kept the temperature at 200•c but I have Fan assisted oven and temperature should be at 180•c which I realised afterwards. Pav turnout extremely good. Thank you 🙏🏻👌 @ Foodi, I have used Allison Dried Active Yeast. It worked perfectly fine
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Tarla Dalal    Hi JD, We are so delighted to hear about your attempt and success. Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes & share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
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07 Feb 19 09:24 AM
Ladi Pav, Eggless Homemade Laadi Pav Buns
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 on 22 Dec 18 05:23 PM


came out perfect....so thankful to u
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Tarla Dalal    Delighted to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes & share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
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25 Dec 18 09:37 AM
Ladi Pav, Eggless Homemade Laadi Pav Buns
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 on 22 Nov 18 06:10 PM


Amazing recipe, turned out to be perfect. I used the same recipe to make bread and that turned out to be perfect as well! Thank you so much for your amazing recipes!
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed it. Happy cooking !!
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26 Nov 18 08:42 AM
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