Makes 16 Pav’s


  •  2 1/2 cups of All-purpose Flour (Maida) 
  • 1 cup of warm milk (if needed you can add more than one cup of milk to make a soft dough)
  • 1-2 Teaspoons of Salt 
  • 5 Teaspoons of Butter 
  • 2 Teaspoons/8 gms of Yeast 
  • 1 Tablespoon of Sugar
  • Milk & Butter For Brushing 
  • Oil for greasing


  1. Warm the milk, Add the sugar and yeast. Mix well and keep aside for 8-10 minutes.
  2. Add the flour and salt to your kitchen platform or dough-kneading plate and mix well (If you have a dough maker/mixer, use it for kneading the dough)
  3. After 8-10 minutes the yeast mixture should look frothy if not, then use another yeast 
  4. Add this yeast mixture to the Flour, mix well, and start making a dough. It should become a sticky paste. if so, not then add more milk
  5. Add the butter to the sticky paste and continue kneading until it turns into a very soft dough. Reaching that stage will take 10-15 minutes of kneading. (if you are using a dough mixer, use it for 10-15 minutes)
  6. Don’t add any flour while kneading. It will not be soft if you add anything (except milk) while kneading.
  7. After 15 minutes of kneading, transfer the dough to a big bowl, cover, and set aside for one hour.
  8. It will double in volume after one hour, oil your hands punch down the dough. 
  9. Remove and knead for one minute; sprinkle some flour if it’s sticking too much. Don’t add too much flour, or else the pavs won’t be soft.
  10. Now divide the dough into 16 portions. With your hands, roll them in a circular motion to form a ball.
  11. Take an 8″ Square or Rectangular tray (cake tin) and grease it with oil. Place all the balls on it. 
  12. Keep the balls very close, touching each other. Otherwise, they won’t rise.
  13. Cover the tin with a damp cloth and keep it aside for another hour.
  14. Preheat your oven to 200C (392F) for 10 minutes.
  15. Carefully remove the damp cloth after 45 minutes so they don’t stick to it.
  16. After one hour, brush the pav gently with milk. Gently place the tray in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  17. If the buns don’t look brown, bake for some more time. 
  18. Then, take them out immediately and brush them on the top with butter. Keep them aside till they cool.

You can eat them by making a vada pav, Pav Bhaji, and burger.


If the pavs are overcooked, they will become hard.

The tray should be kept in the middle rack.