Bombay Pav Recipe : How to make Mumbai Laadi Pav at Home

The Bombay Pav recipe makes the homemade bread rolls made of Maida. They are soft to eat with a light texture. The Pav is also pronounced as “pao” is just a tiny portion loaf of bread. It is very easy to make Mumbai Laadi Pav at home. It can be prepared without much of efforts. Laadi Pav is the small round rolls of soft and smooth white bread.

Bombay Pav

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  • Recipe Category: Baking
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description: The Bombay Pav recipe makes the homemade bread rolls made of Maida. They are soft and light to eat. It is very easy to make Mumbai Laadi Pav at home.

Bombay Pav Recipe - Mumbai Laadi Pav Recipe

Ingredients Required to Make Bombay Pav Recipe:

  • Maida (all purpose flour) – 3 cups
  • Butter – 2 tbsp.
  • Milk – ¼ cup
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Salt – As required
  • Yeast – 1 tbsp.
  • Sugar – 2 tsp.

Note: If you are using dry active yeast take ½ tbsp. of it. If you are using fresh yeast, you need 1 tbsp. of it. If you are using instant yeast, take 2 tbsp. of it. You can also use Saffola active Oil instead of butter.

Method of Making Mumbai Laadi Pav:

  • Before starting with the recipe, melt the butter you are using.
  • Take a bowl and warm 1 cup of water.
  • Take another bowl and add 1 cup all-purpose flour in it.
  • Now, add sugar and yeast in it.
  • Now, cover the bowl for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, uncover the bowl and add 2 cup flour in it.
  • Add oil required for kneading.
  • Start kneading the dough and make it not too hard.
  • If needed, add more flour to it.
  • Add water in parts and keep kneading it until it is done.
  • Now, apply oil over the dough and cover it with lid.
  • Keep the dough aside for around 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, you can observe that the dough is doubled.
  • If the dough is not doubled, then you should keep it aside for more 15 minutes.
  • Now, again knead the dough for 30 seconds.
  • Make a log of the dough and slice the dough into equal parts.
  • Take one piece from it and roll the dough between your hand.
  • Do this for all the remaining pieces of the dough.
  • Now, take a tray and grease it with oil or ghee.
  • Place all the dough balls on the tray. Keep distance between them.
  • Cover the tray and let the balls rise. It will take 25-30 minutes.
  • Now, pre-heat the oven to 200 degree Celsius for 15 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, uncover the tray and apply milk over the dough balls.
  • Now, place the tray in the oven (be careful).
  • Bake the Bombay pav for 30 minutes at 200 degree Celsius.
  • Remove the tray and let the Bombay pav cool down.
  • Transfer it to a plate.

And the Bombay Pav is ready to eat. Serve them with masala tea or hot coffee.

Additional Information:

  • Calories: 180 calories
  • Total Time: PT120M
  • Serves: 10
  • Date Published:

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The baking shops or the commercial stores, prepare the Pav with the Maida (all-purpose flour). But if you are making in small quantity at home, then you can go with health and use wheat flour. Any flour can be used as well but there will be a change in taste and texture. With variation in flour, the bun won’t be dense and might become chewy. You can both Maida and wheat flour as well in equal proportions.

Follow the recipe method shown here and learn how to make Mumbai Pav at home. After preparing the dough, you have to leave it for a while. This polish method of leaving the dough makes it soft, smooth and spongy. The yeast raises the volume of dough, add any yeast. It also gives the bakery like aroma to the homemade Bombay Pav.


  • Do not knead a tough dough. The dough should be soft.
  • Do not use the dough until and unless it is doubled. If it takes time, then this can be because of the yeast quality.
  • If the dough is sticky, add some flour.
  • If the dough is dry, add some water.
  • Do not overbake the dough balls or it might become hard.
  • You can knead the dough in the food processor or the electric mixer with the paddle attachment.
  • To avoid the browning of the surface, place the butter paper on the bun.
  • You can make the Bombay Pav Recipe in the pressure cooker as well.
  • For all the health conscious people, use whole wheat.

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