Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pav buns or soft dinner rolls....completely Vegetarian

I made these last week, but didn't find any time to post it. So today I am making sure I find some time to post it. :)
When ever I make bread to try to make, I want to make just enough that it would be finished that same day. And how much I love eating fresh bread!!!
I kept looking for recipes which would yield a smaller quantity and total vegetarian recipe that too. I followed the recipe comepletely from here, but made changes to it but made all the ingredients lesser in quantity, and more important than that, I used the food processor only and no hands, so it was very easy. The whole process took only about couple of hours including the resting time for the dough.
The pav or rolls did come out amazingly soft. My kids gobbled them up in less than couple of hours.


2 cups + 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp active dried yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar (honey can also be used instead)
1/2 to 3/4 cup milk
1 tbsp butter, softened
1 tbsp melted butter for brushing on the pav
less than a tsp of olive oil or any other oil used at home


Add the flour, yeast, salt and sugar into the food processor. Run it on pulse for about 5 times. Heat milk in a small pan with the butter till little more than warm but not very hot!!.. Add this into the food processor and run it till it completely forms into a dough. The dough should be very soft, not very sticky or gooey. If needed scrape the sides of the food processor and run it again for atleast 5 min. Add a bit of flour if needed. Remove this into a bowl, shape into a ball, lightly rub with oil, so that it doesn't dry out, leave covered in a warm dry place for about an hour.
After an hour, punch it down, shape into small balls, place in a greased and dusted pan, about an inch apart. Leave covered for 1/2 hour in a warm place.
Bake at 425 degrees F for 10 min or until it starts to brown. Remove and brush with butter on the top and put it back into the oven for another couple of minutes. They should be perfectly browned and done.
Serve warm with a condiment of your choice, or if you like fresh bread like I do...eat it up just like that...:)  Enjoy!!!


  1. Very nice. Looks absolutely perfect.

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  3. hi Smitha,
    This looks soft and lovely. I'm planning to try it out. Thanks for the lovely recipe.

  4. I made these this a.m. and am awaiting first rise and they are rising enormously. Can't wait until i shape,rise and bake as they seem so very light. Plan is to serve with homemade beefy cabbage soup. cold in New Hampshire today and a good day for comfort food. thank you for the recipe.


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