Monday, August 30, 2010

Laadi Pav ( Indian Street Food Bread )


Many people do not know that Pav/Pao is a portugese word for bread. This bread was introduced to India by them. The pav is also called “laadi pav” which means a slab of bread rolls as the rolls are baked as one big slab and the individual rolls are pulled apart. This bread is used for two popular street food in mumbai, vada pav and pav bhaji.

With the influx of north indians in Bangalore n Chennai where idly n dosa is an all time favorite, pav bhaji has become popular too.... ... Ask any south Indian what north Indian food they would like to have they would always say either Panipuri or Pav Bhaji .

This bread is very easy to prepare at home too n I got this recipe from Aparnas My Diverse Kitchen. I made a small change in the preparation of activating the yeast as it works for me with better results.

Preparation Time: 15 min
Baking Time: 10 min
Makes: 9 pavs

Ingredients :
  • 2 cups OR little less all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 tbsp butter, softened
  • 3/4 tsp active dried yeast
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp butter for brushing on the pav
Cooking Procedure:

In a big bowl add salt sugar n yeast mix nicely. Then add warm milk n melted butter and let it sit for 10 min or till it become active .Once its active then add flour one cup at a time and mix with spatula. Blend slowly till it is soft and elastic .

Note: Do not add excess flour.Now grease the dough with oil nicely, cover it with damp cloth or cling wrap n let it sit for one hour or till the dough doubles in size.

After one hour knead the dough lighty for 1-2 minutes and divide it into nine equal parts. And set in a greased baking pan side by side. And let it sit for another 20 min. Preheat the oven 425 F.

After 20 min start baking, bake the pav until they slightly turn light brown ( approx10 min) then immediately take them out n brush all the pav quickly with butter and bake another 5 min. Take it out and immediately shift the pav to a cooling rack n let them cool.Your pav is ready to enjoy in pav bhaji, masala pav, vada pav !!


I am sending this recipe as a guest post to Lisa's Indian Dinner Party! and also to

Champa's Bake off event

Tried and tasted event hosted by Srivalli which was originally started by Zlamushkaand now run byLakshmi.


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Tag: Pav, Pao, Laddi pao, Laddi pav, Portugese bread, bread, pav bhaji, vada pav


48 comments:

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

looks awesome...soft n spongy pavs...

aipi said...

Wow ..they came out perfect..soft n light!!
I also made it a few days ago..have been planning to post it..will do it in a few days:)






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi Satya,

Lovely pavs!!!They look so soft and nice...

Sameena
www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

homemade pav! thats amazing,luks perfect...

kavita said...

If only i could grab one.... looks like i will have to try making them.Thanks for sharing the recipe .

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Looks perfect.

Satrupa said...

Satya, seems like u r on a baking spree :) First white bread n now perfect Pav. Gurl u rock !!

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa
http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

sonu said...

looks soft and perfect satya !

Sadhana said...

Looks so soft and yummy!

srividhya Ravikumar said...

wow..very soft pav buns satya...perfect...

Suneetha's kitchen said...

satya...perfect pavs...i use Store bought Pav's for pav baji,vada pav and others...from now i can Prepare my pav baji from scratch..thanks for sharing dear

sinfullyspicy said...

beautiful color on top & very cute looking pavs.
i always make with whole wheat flour.

kitchen flavours said...

Great info on pav. It certainly looks very nice and soft. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

♥Aps♥ said...

WOw.... they luk so yum....nf I loved the whole write up :)

♥Aps♥ said...

WOw.... they luk so yum....nf I loved the whole write up :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

great post on pav....your's have turned out perfect and soft....
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Priya said...

Prefectly baked and cute looking pav..YUmm!

kanthi said...

wow.. they look yummy

An Open Book said...

love pav :)

Prathibha said...

They look really nice...even I posted a bread recipe 2day...

Nandini said...

Bread looks perfect.

Jay said...

This is another must try dish for me...fabuluos..!

Priya said...

Fluffy bread looks so yummy!
www.elaichii.blogspot.com

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Perfect looking Pav!

Sushma Mallya said...

Its come out really nice and yum...

Arti said...

One of my favorite food...being a mumbaiite, has to;)
These Home made pavs definitely look much better than the ones sold here!
I really cant think of anything right now... My mouth is watering! I am so hungry now:)

kothiyavunu.com said...

looks perfect soft & yummy!!!

nivedita said...

looks soft and nice.
hope mine will come out this way! I am going to try it next week.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious pav
congrats on the awards well deserved

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Spongy and perfect looking pavs !! Love it !!

Suman Singh said...

WOW..this is awesome..Pav looks soft, spongy and perfect...must say very nicely done..keep rocking!

~Lisa~ said...

Satya these look so good. Please be a part of my Indian food feature! Email me koreanamericanmommy@gmail.com

Its a great way to introduce the Indian cuisine!

Santosh Bangar said...

hi satya u asked about the perservstive which is used in tomato puree u will get it from any medical shop. though salt is also used but in more quantity BUT if used this sodium-benzoide the puree will not spoil .
u ara realy very active daily nice recipe and yummy--- pav looks so pluffy and perfect.

Krishnaveni said...

looks beautiful, and lovely. congrats on yuor award sathya

Yummy Team said...

Pav looks perfect and yummy..Thanks for sharing, satya..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I too have it bookmarked, hopefully will make it some day. Yours have come out beautifully.

NIDHYA said...

Pav looks soft and perfect. Good one Satya.

http://aaha-oho.blogspot.com/

women-wisdom.com said...

Lovely fluffy and perfect pavs. My favourite North Indian dish is also pav.

Sulagna Mukherjee Basu said...

These are so perfect.What a great cook u r !!

Ananda Rajashekar said...

wonderful to know the histroy behind pav baji...they look perfect! :)

swapna said...

Looks perfect and yummy...

Niloufer Riyaz said...

perfect pavs!!

DSK said...

Wow
Really liked the pav they are perfect.
I have visited your blog for the first time & i really liked it.

I also have my own blog on recipes.
http://dskrecipes.blogspot.com/

Magic of Spice said...

This is a great post, and these look perfect :)

kavita said...

I logged on today just to get this recipe as i am going to make them rt.now--what a coincidence found your comment in my inbox.Hi,Satya..i must tell you that i find your picks very interesting and useful .You have a very good collection of easy n nice recipeS .Ideal for an Indian household.Gotta go now.BYE .

Srivalli said...

Thanks for the lovely pav!

Newbie Cook said...

hi,

i have tried baking bread couple of times, but every time the dough does not rise :(. I use dry yeast. What could possibly be wrong. Also how do i know if the yeast is getting activated?

Regards,
Nandini

Satya said...

Thank q friend for ur lovely comment ...i am glad u liked it
@Newbie Cook :The water or milk should be luck warm not hot as hot water or milk will kill the yeast .

The yeast mixed liquid should rest for 15 min ,when the liquid start raising ,it signs that yeast is activating .

After adding the flour the dough should be soft n stiff .

keep the dough to rise at warm place where normally u used to keep milk to make curd ...
Hope this information will be useful to u ...

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