As promised I am here with Pav/ Dinner rolls today. These pavs are so popular with vadas and when combined with vadas tastes heaven, very popular vegetarian treat indeed.
4 cups of All purpose flour + little more for dusting
2 tbsp Active dry yeast
2 tsp Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup Milk
1/2 cup LUKE WARM WATER
2 tbsp Butter, melted
1 tbsp Olive oil
A big pinch of Salt
In a ceramic bowl add luke warm water, sugar, yeast and mix together for a second. Leave this liquid for 10-12 minutes. By now Yeast will be foamy and frothy, if not then your yeast is not alive and you need to start again with another packet of yeast.
Take a big mixing bowl and add flour, salt, melted butter and the yeast mixture and knead it roughly. Now add milk and knead for another 10 minutes to make a smooth dough and elastic kind of dough. You might need extra bit of flour or water to knead it smoothly, so adjust accordingly. Shape the dough into a neat ball and grease a separate big container to keep the dough (this step will ensure your dough will not stick to the container) and apply Olive oil from top. Cover the dough in a plastic wrap and keep in a warm place for next 2 hours( I kept the dough in a casserole).
Remove the plastic wrap, you will see dough has double in volume now lightly flour your work surface /kitchen slab. Punch down the dough and knead it for some time. This step is down to roll out the air bubbles so do it for at least 10 minutes.
Now divide the dough into 12 parts, depending upon the pav/ dinner rolls size you want. Place on grease baking pan (1 inch apart), wrap it with a clean kitchen towel and keep it aside for another 1.2 hour minimum.
Meanwhile pre-heat Oven to 375 Degrees Fahrenheit, bake for 15-20 minutes. Rub a stick of cold butter on these hot buns (the best sight of baking these buns is soaking melted butter :-)). Wrap in a clean towel for another 20 minutes, by following this step, your buns will be very soft.
To make Mumbai Style Vadas Pav you can click here