Ladi Pav

Today let's just travel to India and enjoy the Ladi pav. I am sure all of us are familiar with the street food of Mumbai [It is popular in other cities as well]. The Vada pav and Pav bhaji which the vendors sell are something to die for.

I tried to recreate the Ladi Pavs they use to make those awesome treats. Though the shape isn't the same as the ones available there, the texture and the feel was very similar. Here is my take on it.

My older one chose to make the Indian style Burgers with these Ladi Pav buns. She used the Indian style Aloo tikki, onion, tomato, hot sauce, lettuce, spinach, kale, cheese and tomato. She certified that the burgers taste the best with these buns :).

Before that, please check the previous posts of this series, if you you have missed any - 

A for An Pan - A Sweet Bread From Japan
B for Broa - A Rustic Bread From Portugal
C for Ciabatta - A White Bread From Italy
D for Date And Walnut Bread - A Traditional Bread From Scotland
E for Epi - The Wheat Stalk Bread from France
F for Focaccia Caprese - A Flatbread From Italy
G for Gai Mei Bao ~ Cocktail Buns - China or Hong Kong
H for Hokkaido Milk Buns - Japan

I for Iced Buns - Britain
J for Jam Bread - USA

K for Khaliat Nahal ~ A Honey Comb Bread - Middle East

Recipe Source here
Ingredients - 
For the Bread -
Tangzhong starter 1/2 recipe 
All purpose flour/Maida 2 cups 
Whole wheat flour 1/2 cup 
Active Dry Yeast 2 tsp 
Sugar 3 Tbsp
Milk Powder 2 tbsp 
Salt 1 tsp 
Milk ½ cup (I used 2% milk)
Unsalted Butter 2 Tbsp at room temperature

Ladi Pav

Method Of Preparation -

To make the Ladi Pav Bread - [I wanted them to be shaped like dinner rolls, but my older one wanted burgers out of them :)] 
Warm the milk, add the active dry yeast and let it froth up in a warm place.

Meanwhile, mix the flours, sugar, milk powder and salt in a stand mixer bowl. Whisk the yeasted milk and tangzhong starter in a small bowl. Slowly add the wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until it forms a sticky dough.

Add the soft butter and knead the dough until it forms a soft, pliable dough. [this takes about 15 minutes in a stand mixer] To test the dough if it's ready, pinch a small portion and try to stretch it, it should not break right away. When it does break, it should form a circle.

Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover lightly and let rise until it doubles in volume, about 1 hour.

Gently deflate the dough and remove onto a work surface. 

Divide the dough into 9 equal portions. Place them on a parchment lined baking tray.

Cover loosely with a plastic wrap and let rise for 45 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 °F.

Brush the top of the bread with milk. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown.  [ I baked for 35 minutes]

Remove from oven and transfer them onto a wire rack and let cool completely before slicing.

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Preparation Time 20  minutes + resting time 2 hours + baking time 35 minutes
Makes 9
Posted by Harini R on Friday, April 14, 2017


  1. Harini , you have been posting beautiful breads every day..and these pav look awesome, I like those burgers too, tempting me to have them for breakfast.

  2. Sowmya :) Says:
  3. The ladi pavs look soft and perfect to dip into the bhaji! Burger version is colourful! Awesome bread collection Harini...looking forward to rest of your breads!

  4. Priya Suresh Says:
  5. Beautiful Ladi pav, and that burger looks simply inviting. Tempting bread rolls there.

  6. Namratha Says:
  7. Gorgeous buns and that burger, I would love one right away! Buns look great Harini, awesome bake.

  8. Srivalli Says:
  9. Those mini burger buns are fantastic harini..must bake these soon, its been a while..

  10. Srividhya Says:
  11. I yet to try the tangzhong method.. these pavs looks delicious.

  12. Pavani Says:
  13. Wow Tangzhang starter to make Indian ladi pavs -- love the fusion going on here. Those buns look so soft and fluffy. Perfect for stuffing with Indian burger accouterments.

  14. I am yet to bake this Pavani. Yours turned out so soft and yummy.

  15. Wow Ladi pav burgers.. It looks so soft and delicious!!

  16. Love the Tangzhong method for making dinner rolls. They turn out so soft and beautiful!

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