Ladi Pav by Tarla Dalal

Ladi Pav by Tarla Dalal

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Ladi Pav is a hearty homemade bun, which is very famous in Mumbai. This feather-soft bun 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.

  

Recipe Description for Ladi Pav, Eggless Homemade Laadi Pav Buns

Preparation Time: 
Baking Time:  25 minutes
Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F)
Makes 12 laadi pav
Show me for laadi pav


Ingredients

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
  1. 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 laadi pav with butter and cool completely.
  23. Serve or use as required.

Handy tip:

  1. The laadi pav will stay fresh for 2 days when stored in an air-tight container.

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