Vegan Ladli Pav or Pav Buns


I have been MIA from last week. So many posts are pending hopefully I will be able to post those. I was caught up in the life’s twists sigh, but then blogging makes me happy and forget those worries so I think I should blog more regularly.

Ok coming back to the post these pav beauties were baked last week and they came out soft and yummy, better than store bought. Once you start making your own bread you won’t like those store bought once. I have already blogged about pav buns, it was good it’s a healthy version, coming back to this recipe its is a keeper and you will fall in love with these beauties , so let’s start making.

Basic Information:
Preparation Time: 15 to 20 minutes.
Idle Time: 2 hours
Cooking Time: 25 mins
makes: 10



2 cups Maida/bread flour/ all purpose flour

1 cup coconut milk

1/4th  cup Luke warm water

2 tsp Yeast

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp sugar

3 tbsp oil


In a bowl add yeast, sugar and Luke warm water and let the yeast prove/proof.

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In another bowl take Maida, salt, oil and the proved yeast mix well.

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Then add the coconut milk and make a soft dough, kneed it 8 to 10 minutes so that the gluten is formed, then let it rest until it doubles, mice took 1 hour to rise.

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Once the  dough is resin punch it down and kneed it for 5 minutes and dived it into 9 equal parts and keep it in the baking tray, let it rise again, mine took 45 minutes to rise.

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Once the dough is risen bake it at 400 F for 25 minutes, and its ready to serve with pav bajji or you can make vada pavs, yummy… 🙂


Diary milk can also be used, if you don’t want vegan pavs.

The more you kneed better.


Burger wheat Buns


After the super success with basic white bread I am a bit confident to work with yeast, so I decided to try buns, not the Maida bread but something healthy so I decided to make wheat buns. The buns came out well also it is healthy and simple to make. Now I guess I am more confident to play with yeast, it’s not like there was no success with yeast, I was not confident in baking the basic breads and buns that’s it. There are few first successes with bread they were aloo buns and garlic bread. Now I am so happy that I don’t have worry about buying bread and checking whether its vegan or not. Now let’s make some burger buns.

Basic Information:
Preparation Time: 15 to 20 minutes.
Idle Time: 1 hour + 45 minutes
Cooking Time: 25  mins
makes: 4 Buns


1 cup wheat flour

1 cup Maida/all purpose flour

¾ Th tbsp yeast

1 tbsp + 1 tsp (wheat gluten) (Optional)

1 tsp salt

2 tsp sugar

3 tbsp oil (any veg oil) + 1tsp oil

1 tsp – sesame seeds

1¼ cup Luke warm water


Take 1/4th cup of Luke warm water add yeast, sugar and let it prove.


In another bowl add the flour, gluten, salt, oil and mix well.


Once the yeast is proved add the yeast mixture with the flour mixture and mix well, add the extra water and kneed into smooth dough. Knead the dough for 3 to 5 minutes so that the gluten forms.

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Then keep the dough covered  in  a warm place to rise. Mine took 1 hour to rise.

Once the dough is risen, punch it down and kneed it for 2 more minutes and then divide the dough into 4 equal parts, and shape it like a bun and place it’s on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. On the buns apply the 1 tsp oil and sprinkle the sesame seeds.

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Then keep let the buns in warm place for second rise, mine took 45 minutes to rise,


Once it’s risen bake it for 25 minutes at 425 F. Once its baked let it cool and it’s ready to eat.


Adding gluten is optional, but it’s better to add gluten, specifically for wheat breads, so you get good bread texture.

You can add 1 tsp baking soda too.

Only Maida buns also can be done, which I will be trying next.

Pav Buns

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I have tried many types of breads and buns, this bun tasted yum and also a healthy version. This time I tried with half and half, that is half wheat flour and Maida flour, so its taste was not the typical bakery flavour but good eatable, my Dh who is a picky eater like it , that means it good, it’s totally a vegan recipe ,so let’s go to the recipe.

Basic Information:
Preparation Time: 30 minutes.
Idle Time: 2 hours
Cooking Time: 30
Makes:  6 buns

What you will need

1 cup wheat flour

1 cup Maida/self raising flour

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp sugar

2 tspn yeast

1 tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil + 1 tsp for brushing

1 cup Luke warm water (see notes)

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How to make

First prove the yeast, so in bowl take water let it be Luke warm, add sugar once the sugar dissolves, add yeast and let it poof. In another bowl take the flour add salt and mix well, the add the yeast mixture and mix well and make it into a soft dough, then add the oil and mix well and cover with a cheesecloth and let it rise mine took 30 minutes to rise. Then take the dough punch it and take out the air and kneed it well, the more you kneed the better bread. Once your done with the kneading divide the dough in six equal parts and place it in a greased tray coved with a cheesecloth and let it rise again for another 45 minutes , mine took 45 minutes to rise. Then bake it in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes at 200 degrees. Then once its done brush it with the oil and its ready to serve.


Adding Luke warm water may vary, also the flour you can add if feel the dough is sticky.

Milk can also be added instead of water or half water half milk can also be added.

Flour also you can fully use maida, instead of half wheat and half maida.

You can also make these in medium sized buns instead of pav buns.