Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Laadi Pav - my way!

Laadi means slab in Marathi. Laadi pav is a slab of fresh pavs coming hot off the oven. There are many local bakeries around my neighborhood in Mumbai. We used to know when the fresh batch of bread was going to come off the oven and we used to go at that time to pick up the freshly made, hot pavs.

Every blogger seems to have their own version of Laadi pav. My version is based on this recipe at allrecipes.com

Laadi Pav
1 1/2 cup warm water
1 packet instant dry yeast
1 tbsp sugar
2 tsp oil
1 tsp salt
4 cups organic bread flour (I use King Arthur brand)

1. Add all the ingredients to the breadmaker following the instructions. Choose "Dough" cycle.
2. Take off the dough. Place in a greased container. Cover with a wet cotton towel. Let it rise for 1 hour.
3. Deflate the dough by punching it down.

4. Make 16 balls. Flatten them a little.

5. Place balls 2" apart in a greased baking tray. Cover and let it rise for 1 hour.
5. Preheat oven 400F. Bake for 18 - 20 minutes.
You can use these laadi - pav for -
1) Vada-Pav
2) Pav - Bhaji
3) Misal - Pav
4) Usal - Pav
5) Kheema - Pav
6) Burji - Pav
Check out some laadi pav recipes from my blogger friends -


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