Laadi Pav or Pull Apart Rolls #BreadBakers

Today I, am sharing with your Mumbai's special bread called Laadi Pav or Pull Apart Rolls or slab of bread rolls ( one laadi consist of 6 rolls) or Pao means a ‘small rolls’, these are eggless and pillow soft, these rolls are baked as one big slab and the individual rolls are pulled apart. 
They are perfect accompaniment for Usal Missal, Pav Bhaji, Vada Pav, Dabeli , Burgers or any gravy dish. Actually in Mumbai these are eaten with everything, like for breakfast these are had with eggs,  slated with butter they taste... yum ! I ,believe Laadi Pav were introduced by the Portuguese in India and are always made with all-purpose flour.


2.1/2 Cups Plain Flour  
1 Tablespoon Butter 
1 Teaspoon Rapid Action Yeast
2 Tablespoons Sugar

1 Tablespoon Milk powder
3/4 to ¼ Cup Warm Water – 
½  Teaspoon Salt 

In a food processor whisk together the flour, milk powder and the salt.   Add the yeast,  butter and  mix well, then as the food porcessor is running add warm water little at a time till all the flour comes together and forms into a ball of dough. Take this dough out on a greased surface and knead it into a smooth and soft dough. 
 Grease a large bowl with a teaspoon of oil, turn the dough in the oil so that it is evenly coated with the oil, and cover the bowl. Keep for an hour or till it doubles. Dough should be all airy and puffed up. Poke a finger in the dough and make an indent (or a small hole with your finger) in the dough. If the hole or indent remains and the dough doesn’t bounces back that means dough is ready.
Now deflate and knead the dough for another minute until it makes a smooth dough ball.   Divide dough into  equal  parts  and  shape the dough into balls and set them in the greased baking tin, making sure to leave gap between the balls, because they will expand while they rest.

Loosely cover the rolls with aluminum foil or plastic wrap or keep inside a covered space  to proof. Let the rolls rise for about 30-45 minutes, until doubled. All the raised, proved balls will stick to each other, it is ‘Laadi Pav’! Brush them with milk.
Bake them in a pre-heated the oven at 200 degrees C, for about 15-20 mins till top of the pavs turns golden brown. Keep checking it after 15 minutes. 
Once its golden brown take it out of the oven and  brush them with butter, 
remove the laadi pav from the baking tin and allow them to cool down on a wire rack.  

Just make it or Buy it in Mumbai the Mumbaiets say to the baker -- "Ek  Laadi Pav dena " .   Break into pieces or salter it with butter / jam or enjoy with gravy of your choice.

Labels : Laadi Pav, Bread Bakers, Breads, Mumbai

For November Host: Kelly , choose the theme "Pull Apart Breads " for Bread Bakers. Thank your Kelly for hosting this event.

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Garlic Pull Apart Bread from Palatable Pastime
(High Altitude) Cranberry Orange Cardamom Pull-Apart Bread from The Wimpy Vegetarian
Jalapeño & Cheese Pull Apart Bread from I camp in my kitchen
Laadi Pav or Pull Apart Rolls from Sneha's Recipe
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#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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  1. These look so good I could eat the entire "slab". 😊

  2. Wow, those rolls look absolutely soft, tender and delicious. That dough looks perfect too!

  3. I think every culture where the Portuguese went has a bread like this, and I can understand why. It's so good! Love these.

  4. I think these will make an appearance on one of my Holiday tables this year. Thanks Sneha.

  5. I wanted to bake these for this edition of bread bakers. Nothing's better than freshly made laadi pav and some bhaji. Yummy!!

  6. Hello Sneha, Your gorgeous laadi pav inspire me to bake a batch soon. They are so soft, fluffy and light. Love the golden crust.

  7. Sneha now I'm craving for these ladi pav... they are so soft and love them with butter.

  8. Yum,wish I can eat them off the screen.