Savory Pav - Only 6 Ingredients!

So you want to learn how to make pav? Great! Let me show you!


The first time I made this recipe, was after my husband and I got married in August 2018. Pav is rarely found here in the United States and it is something that he enjoys eating. I’ve made this several times with multiple changes and I think I finally figured out a recipe where my husband has said it’s very similar to what he’s had in India.



The awesome part about having homemade pav, is that it opens the door to so many other delicious recipes! Recipes such as pav bhaji, masala pav, and vada pav! You can also never go wrong with plain pav and butter!



Please let me know if you decide to try this out! I’d love to know how it turns out for you.



Ciao for now!


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Notes On How to Make Pav


If you do not want to use Almond Milk, you can use Whole Milk. I’ve made it with Whole Milk and the outcome is still the same. Just as delicious. :)


If you do not have a mixer and you have to knead by hand, it does get sticky. Please don’t give up! Your arms will hurt but the dough will eventually stop getting sticky the more you knead it!


If you can, I would use a scale to make sure that each piece weighs the same. This will help make sure that each piece cooks evenly and comes out the same size.


Once the pav has been in the oven for 20 minutes, I take a quick peek to see the color of them. Sometimes if I don’t like the color of the pav and I know the remaining 5 minutes won’t make a difference, I add a few more minutes, turning the tray around every 2 minutes or so until I like the color.



Other Recipes


If you enjoy this recipe, take a look at the recipes down below! They pair great with it and it’s something different! You may like them as well!


Pav Bhaji – Super hearty recipe that blends potatoes, peas, and spices. I love this recipe because the bread soaks up all that gravy. Mmmmm.


Vada Pav – This recipe includes a spicy potato ball. Super flavorful and has a great kick. You can’t just eat one!



Cost Analysis


Lastly, take a look at this cost analysis. It shows how much it costs to make 12 pav. We don’t realize it, but sometimes it so much cheaper to make things at home versus buying them at the store! Yes, sometimes it takes a while and sometimes it’s more convenient, but how can you deny that price?


Pav Cost Analysis

How To Make Pav - Let's Talk About It!

Savory Pav - Only 6 Ingredients!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Pav, Bread, Homemade, Fresh Bread
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Rising Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 141kcal
Cost: $1.75


  • 3 cup Flour $ 0.50
  • 1 cup Milk use Almond Milk $ 0.42
  • 1 1/2 tsp Active Dry Yeast use the Fleischmann's Dry Active Yeast $ 0.39
  • 1 tsp Sugar $ 0.01
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt $ 0.01
  • 2 tsp Butter $ 0.24
  • Extra Butter


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Detailed Instructions

  • Activate the yeast by combining milk and sugar in a bowl - I use my stand mixer bowl for this step.
  • While waiting for the yeast to activate, sift 3 cups of flour in a separate bowl.
  • Add salt into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Once your yeast has been activated, slowly start to add in your flour while kneading or mixing with a stand mixer.
  • After all the flour is added, add the butter into the dough mixture and knead until the dough is nice and soft.
  • Cover and rest for about TWO - FOUR hours in a warm area.
  • After resting, poke the dough and knead it to remove all of the air.
  • Portion the dough into 12 pieces and place it into a greased tray equally spread out.
    I have a scale and weigh each piece between 60 - 70 grams. Depending on how big I want the pav to be. For the sake of this recipe, I weigh it to be 70 grams. If you don't have a scale, try to cut the pieces as evenly as possible.
  • Carefully brush the dough with milk.
  • Cover the tray and allow to rest for 20 minutes or until the dough reaches the brim of the tray.
  • Preheat your oven to 355 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Bake the pav for 25 minutes or until the pav turns golden brown on top.
  • Once the pav is out of the oven, give the tops one final brush with butter.
  • Cover the tray with a damp cloth and allow to cool completely or serve hot with butter! YUM!


Please note that *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Cost Analysis

Estimate: $ for servings or $ per serving.


Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 308mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 0.004mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg