How to make soft Pav buns or Dinner rolls at home

    I always wanted to try this dinner rolls especially when I make pav bhaji. But because of lack of time and also due to some apprehensions, I never managed to make them. But lately after trying out a variety of stuffed breads, I was quite sure that it would come out good. Then I wanted it to be really soft and perfect with the bhaji, so was looking for a good recipe when I found it in Sanyukta blog .She has used yogurt for the softness and has also given some really useful tips. I followed her recipe to the core and was very satisfied. This time, I did not want to risk adding whole wheat flour and cause any difference to the texture and taste of the rolls. But next time, I am surely going to try it. They were as good as the store bought ones, but making it at home gave me immense satisfaction. Thanks a lot Sanyukta.

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How to make soft Pav buns or Dinner rolls at home Yum
Course breads

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 180 minutes
Course breads
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 180 minutes
  1. 1. Combine half a cup of flour, yeast/ honey and warm water. Let it rest for 10 minutes till the mixture froths.
  2. 2.Now stir in the yogurt, melted butter , salt and a cup of flour at a time.
  3. 3. Add the flour and keep stirring so that the dough sticks together and pulls from the sides of the bowl.
  4. 4. Now place this on a floured surface. Knead the dough to form a non sticky and elastic dough.
  5. 5. Place the dough in a greased bowl .
  6. 6. Wrap a cling film on the bowl.
  7. 7. Allow it to rise for 2 hours or untill it doubles in volume.
  8. 8. Preheat the oven at 180c. Line the baking tray with a baking sheet or spray some non sticky spray on it.
  9. 9. Gently place the risen dough on a floured surface. Deflate it and shape it into a rectangle.
  10. 10. Divide them into equal sized pieces with a knife.
  11. 11. Roll each of them into a ball with a drop of water, and cup them to get a smooth upper surface.
  12. 12. Place each ball on the baking sheet a inch away from each other. Gently flatten them.
  13. 13. Allow it to rise for another 30 minutes.
  14. 14. Brush some melted butter on the surface of each ball.
Recipe Notes

15. Bake this in a preheated oven for 25 minutes. The upper surface should be golden brown. When you tap the surface, it sounds a little hollow.

Heres to show how soft they were.

Cut them to individual pieces.

  Serve with some home made strawberry jam. Tastes awesome. You can toast them a little if you prefer that way.

Go ahead and make some pav bhaji. What I made is a different saga. Will tell you about it soon. So keep watching!!!!

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  1. Buns came out perfect..i never tried at home,thanx for sharing…

  2. Cool Lassi(e)

    Lovely buns! They are beckoning me to eat them. Looking forward to your saga.

  3. Aparna Vijay

    Wow! Yummy! Wl try it soon..

  4. Priya Yallapantula

    They look sooooooooooo soft !!!

  5. Viki's Kitchen

    Wow! buns look incredibly soft n delicious. keep rocking dear.

  6. Priya Suresh

    Scrumptious dinner rolls..looks fabulous..

  7. Krishnaveni

    lovely bread, fantastic sowmya

  8. The buns have come out so well! Can’t wait to see what you made 🙂

  9. Lovely rolls!

  10. Taste of Mysore

    Looks perfect for tea time 🙂

  11. Aruna Manikandan

    Wow!!!they look perfect and very soft 🙂

  12. Hari Chandana

    Wonderful recipe.. looks perfect dear.. thanks for the recipe dear !!

  13. sanjeeta kk

    Beautiful and spongy buns. Must make it this week end. Thanks for sharing.

  14. notyet100

    wow waiting for the recipe

  15. Hamaree Rasoi

    Looks incredible ….looking forward for your next post :-)DeepaHamaree Rasoi

  16. Suma Rowjee

    Perr..fect pav!!!! Looks so soft..

  17. Buns are looking very soft and well baked.

  18. The pav looks good

  19. Sandhya Hariharan

    Perfect Sowmya!!I had made them earlier last yr… and posted it tooo 🙂

  20. Sandhya Hariharan

    Perfect Sowmya!!I had made them earlier last yr… and posted it tooo 🙂

  21. Looks so soft, fluffy and perfect – hope to try this sometime.

  22. Sanyukta Gour(Bayes)

    hey thanks for trying the buns recipe…and for ur kind words…ur buns hv come out soft and spongy,better than mine….inviting me to come to eat…haha…sorry for late reply…seems theres some problem with the blogger,i m nt able to comment

  23. Pav looks just perfect,so soft and spongy !

  24. Vanamala Hebbar

    looks soft….nice

  25. Sukanya Ramkumar

    Lovely looking dinner rolls. Turned out perfect for u… YUM!

  26. Very soft and fluffy pav buns.Nice pics.


    Wow wow,I too want to try this at home for long time,sure soon 🙂

  28. Perfect buns dear…..waiting for the next post…

  29. Valarmathi

    Looks perfect.

  30. Sowmya Madhavan

    Sorry to some of them who dropped comments and which did not get published..Thay have got deleted due to some technical problem..


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