Sunday, July 26, 2015

Soft and fluffy Indian Pav (Dinner rolls/Buns)

Ingredients
Warm milk - 1 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp for brushing,
Yeast - 2 tsp,
Milk powder - 1 1/3 tbsp,
Salt - 3/4 tsp/to taste,
All purpose flour - 2 cup,
Sugar - 2 tsp,
Butter (melted) - 3 tbsp for dough + 1 tbsp for rest of the process.

Method
Add warm milk, sugar and yeast in a bowl. Mix well and let it rest covered for 10 minutes.


Meanwhile in a large mixing bowl, add all purpose flour, salt and milk powder. Mix well. After 10 minutes yeast should be risen well as per below image. Add yeast mixture and mix well.


Knead the dough on clean surface around 10-12 minutes. Add butter (3 tbsp) in between kneading. Dough should be little sticky.


Grease the container and dough with some butter. Cover with clean wrap and lid, keep it in warm place for about an hour.


After an hour, dough should have been double in size, take out the dough on working surface and gently knead it by adding little flour at a time. To form smooth and non sticky dough, add little flour (not much) at a time. It took me 3-4 tbsp flour.


Now divide dough into 16 equal sized balls. Roll each ball in between your palms and flatten a bit.


Arrange them in greased baking dish with little space in between. Mix pinch sugar in milk and apply on buns properly. If you wish you can sprinkle sesame seeds. Let it rest for 45-60 minutes covered by clean wrap in warm place.


After proofing, bake in preheated oven at 400 F for 14-15 minutes. Take them out and brush/apply some butter while hot. Take them out from baking dish after some time.


Notes
Omit milk powder if you wish to.
Warm water can be used instead of warm milk.
Butter can be replaced by olive oil.
Make them according to desire size and shape.
I am using instant dry yeast and unbleached all purpose flour.