Cook With Manali's Homemade Pav

Eggless Homemade Pav (Indian Dinner Rolls). Enjoy them with some bhaji on the side!
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 13 pav
Calories: 138 kcal
Author: Manali


  • cup + 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons milk powder
  • cups warm water
  • teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt


  1. In a bowl mix flour, milk powder and salt. Add melted butter to the flour and mix. Set aside.
  2. In a mug/bowl, take warm water, add sugar to it and then add the yeast. Give a quick stir and let the yeast activate for 5-10 minutes. This is called proofing of the yeast.
  3. You will know your yeast is proofed/active when it's all bubbly and frothy on top. If your yeast doesn't turn up the way it is in the picture, it is dead. Throw the water and start over again.
  4. Transfer the flour mix to the steel bowl of your stand mixer or you can do this with your hands. Add the activated yeast liquid to the flour.
  5. Knead the dough for 7-8 minutes using the dough hook attachment (or knead for 10-12 minutes using your hands). At this point I added additional 3 tablespoons of flour as I felt the dough was sticking a lot. You can do the same.
  6. Your dough is done when it looks smooth and springs back when you poke it.
  7. Transfer dough to a bowl and oil/butter it on top and on the sides as well. The bowl should also be coated with oil.
  8. Cover with a damp cloth and let the dough rise for 1 hour in a warm place or till it doubles in size.
  9. Once the dough has risen, transfer it to a floured working surface.
  10. Punch to release the air and let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
  11. Divide the dough into 13 equal parts. I used my kitchen scale to make sure they were all same size.
  12. Make round balls, smooth each ball and place in a 9 x 13 inch baking tray. Leave a little space between each dough ball as they will expand.
  13. Cover and keep the pan in a warm place for 30-45 minutes. The pavs will expand.
  14. Bake at 400 F degrees for 12-14 minutes.
  15. Remove from oven and if you want, brush some melted butter on top as soon as they are out of the oven! Enjoy these delicious homemade pav with bhaji!
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Pav
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 166mg7%
Potassium 71mg2%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.