Mumbaikars love their pav! The very thought of pav reminds us of vada pav, keema pav, pav bhaji and all the lip-smacking foods of the city. These small-sized breads, which somewhat look like burger buns, play an important role in Mumbai's food culture. But did you know that pav has a history that goes back to Portuguese invasion in Goa? As per legends, this bread was introduced in Goa when Portuguese, who made a colony in the state, started missing their comfort food 'pao'- soft and fluffy dinner rolls. It is then pav travelled upwards to Mumbai and the rest of Maharashtra with the Goans, who were looking to make a living in Mumbai (then Bombay). Click here to know some more interesting facts about this staple bread of Mumbai.
Today, these dinner rolls are widely enjoyed by people across the country and are easily available in every grocery store in the market. But, due to the on-going Coronavirus pandemic, people are being extra cautious about buying food from outside. Instead, many of us are whipping up almost every food from scratch (to avoid store-bought food).
Keeping this in mind, we bring you the recipe of bakery-style pav that can easily be prepared at home with the right kind of ingredients and technique. This recipe, shared by vlogger Ananya Banerjee on her YouTube channel 'Chef Ananya Banerjee', will help you get soft and fluffy dinner rolls, just like the store-bought ones. Let's take a look!
We also found Ananya Banerjee's recipe of spicy and greasy vada pav for you. Prepare it today and treat yourself with the most-loved street-food of Mumbai, in the comfort of your home.
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