pav recipe | ladi pav in cooker | homemade eggless pav bread

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pav recipe | ladi pav in cooker | homemade eggless pav bread with detailed photo and video recipe. a unique and easy way of baking indian bread or pav bread using pan or pressure cooker. traditionally pav bread or any form of bread is made or baked using the oven but this homemade pav is made using cooker baking. these pav tastes similar to the traditional pav and can be used for the same purpose as pav bhaji, vada pav etc.
pav recipe | ladi pav in cooker | homemade eggless pav bread with step by step photo and video recipe. bread recipes are not native to indian cuisine, yet has been widely accepted. however, there are some indian bread variations which are made for particular reasons and occasions. one such indian variation of bread recipe is ladi pav recipe made in a pressure cooker for those who do not have access to a traditional oven.

this is my extended version of ladi pav recipe. as i explained earlier, i have already posted the traditional recipe of ladi pav made with the baking oven. however, during this period of covid-19, i am getting a lot of request post basic recipes, with easily available kitchen ingredients. hence i thought of sharing the basic pav bread recipe, with an idli stand cooker. as a matter of fact, you even can use a pressure cooker but you may not get a pressure cooker with necessary width. hence i thought of using wide-mouth idli cooker. moreover, you can use the same bread dough even in the oven if you have access or comfortable with it. you may refer my previous post of pav bread recipe for detailed steps and procedures.

ladi pav in cooker

furthermore, i would like to add few more tips, suggestions for a perfect ladi pav recipe in cooker. firstly, in this recipe, i have used dry yeast for best result. yeast is the traditional way of making bread but you can also use baking soda and baking powder combination. i have not posted the recipe yet, but i will try to post the recipe soon. secondly, there isn’t any instant recipe for baking pav bread. you need to rest the properly kneaded dough so that it proofed. lastly, before the pav bread is baked, do not forget to apply or brush the milk to get a perfect texture and colour. also once the pav bread is baked, apply a generous amount of butter on top of the bread.

finally, i request you to check my other bakery recipes collection with this recipe post of ladi pav recipe in cooker. it includes my other related recipes like chegodilu, chocolate cookies, pineapple upside down cake, dry fruit chikki, suji snacks, chocolate banana cake, mullu murukku, banana chips, tomato sev, verki puri. further to these i would like to mention my other related recipes collection like,

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pav recipe

pav recipe | ladi pav in cooker | homemade eggless pav bread

3.16 from 13 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 9 pav
AUTHOR: HEBBARS KITCHEN
Course: bread
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: pav recipe
Calories: 104kcal
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easy pav recipe | ladi pav in cooker | homemade eggless pav bread

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup (185 ml) milk, warm
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¾ tsp dry yeast
  • cup (220 grams) maida / plain flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp butter, room temperature
  • milk, for brushing
  • salt or sand, for baking

Instructions

  • firstly, in a large bowl take ¾ cup warm milk, 1 tsp sugar and ¾ tsp dry yeast.
  • mix well and rest for 5 minutes or until yeast activates.
  • yeast activates by turning frothy.
  • now add 1½ cup maida, ½ tsp salt and mix well.
  • knead the dough well-adding milk if required.
  • knead to a smooth and soft dough.
  • now add 1 tbsp butter and continue to knead the dough.
  • knead to the super-soft dough by kneading for at least 5 minutes.
  • tuck the dough, cover and rest for 1-hour.
  • after an hour dough doubles indicated it is well poofed.
  • now knead the dough again slightly removing air incorporated.
  • pinch a small ball sized dough and tuck the dough forming small balls. make sure to tuck the dough to prevent from any scars appearing.
  • place the balls into a greased tray (size: 6 inch x 3 inch). place them leaving equal space in between.
  • now cover with cling wrap and allow to rest for 20 minutes or until the dough doubles.
  • further, brush the dough with milk without damaging the balls.
  • to bake the pav in cooker or kadai, add 2 cup of salt or sand and level it up.
  • cover and preheat for 10 minutes, giving oven atmosphere.
  • place the pav tray into the vessel and cook on a medium flame for 30 minutes. you can alternatively, preheat and bake at 180 degree celcius for 20 minutes, or until the pav turns golden brown from top.
  • once the pav is out of the cooker, rub with butter to get a shiny look.
  • also, cover with a wet cloth to get a super soft cloth and allow to cool completely.
  • finally, enjoy ladi pav in preparing pav bhaji or vada pav.
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how to make ladi pav in cooker with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large bowl take ¾ cup warm milk, 1 tsp sugar and ¾ tsp dry yeast.
  2. mix well and rest for 5 minutes or until yeast activates.
  3. yeast activates by turning frothy.
  4. now add 1½ cup maida, ½ tsp salt and mix well.
  5. knead the dough well-adding milk if required.
  6. knead to a smooth and soft dough.
  7. now add 1 tbsp butter and continue to knead the dough.
  8. knead to the super-soft dough by kneading for at least 5 minutes.
  9. tuck the dough, cover and rest for 1-hour.
  10. after an hour dough doubles indicated it is well poofed. now knead the dough again slightly removing air incorporated.
  11. pinch a small ball sized dough and tuck the dough forming small balls. make sure to tuck the dough to prevent from any scars appearing.
  12. place the balls into a greased tray (size: 6 inch x 3 inch). place them leaving equal space in between.
  13. now cover with cling wrap and allow to rest for 20 minutes or until the dough doubles.
  14. further, brush the dough with milk without damaging the balls.
  15. to bake the pav in cooker or kadai, add 2 cup of salt or sand and level it up.
  16. cover and preheat for 10 minutes, giving oven atmosphere.
  17. place the pav tray into the vessel and cook on a medium flame for 30 minutes. you can alternatively, preheat and bake at 180 degree celcius for 20 minutes, or until the pav turns golden brown from top.
  18. once the pav is out of the cooker, rub with butter to get a shiny look.
  19. also, cover with a wet cloth to get a super soft cloth and allow to cool completely.
  20. finally, enjoy ladi pav in preparing pav bhaji or vada pav.

notes:

  • firstly, to prepare healthy pav you can replace maida with wheat flour.
  • also, to activate the yeast, check out the instruction on the package.
  • additionally, knead the dough well to have super soft pav.
  • finally, ladi pav in cooker recipe tastes great when prepared with milk and butter.
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