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, salt in your kitchen platform or Dough kneading plate 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 and mix well and start making a dough. It should become a sticky paste. if, not then add more milk
  5. Now add the butter to the sticky paste and continue kneading until it turns to a very soft dough it will take around 10-15 minutes of kneading to reach that stage. (if you are using dough mixer use it for 10-15 minutes)
  6. Don’t add any flour while kneading. It will be not soft if you add anything (except milk) while kneading.
  7. After 15 mins of kneading, transfer this dough to a big bowl, cover and keep aside for one hour.
  8. It will double in volume after one hour, oil your hands punch down the dough. 
  9. Take out and knead for one minute, if it’s sticking too much then, sprinkle some flour. Don’t add too much flour or else, the Pav’s won’t be soft.
  10. Now divide the dough into 16 portions. with your hands roll them in a circular motion to make a ball shape.
  11. Take an 8″ Square or Rectangular tray (cake tin) and then grease it using oil, place all the balls. 
  12. Keep the balls very close touching each other. Otherwise, they won’t rise.
  13. Now cover the tin with a damp cloth and keep aside for another hour.
  14. Preheat your oven to 200C (392F) for 10 minutes.
  15. Carefully remove the damp cloth after 45 minutes so that they don’t stick to the cloth.
  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 aside till they cool.

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


if they pav’s get overcooked they will become hard.

The tray should be kept in the middle rack.