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Homemade Dinner Rolls - Eggless Pav Buns

Homemade Dinner Rolls or Eggless Pav Buns for the dinner table.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Resting Time 2 hrs 45 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Course Main
Cuisine American
Servings 12 rolls


  • All purpose flour – 3-1/2 Cups + more for dusting
  • Instant Dry Yeast – 2 1/4 tsp
  • Water – 1/4 cup
  • Butter – 3 tbsp
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – 3/4 tsp
  • Vegetable oil – for greasing


  • Heat milk and water together to lukewarm temperature. I microwave it for 1 minute. Add butter and keep aside for it to melt.
  • In a mixing bowl, add 3 cups flour, instant dry yeast, sugar, salt and whisk to mix.
  • Pour the lukewarm melted milk-butter mixture and mix well with a spatula to make a dough. It will be very sticky.
  • Add the remaining 1/2 cup flour little by little sprinkling over the dough while working with your hand.
  • Punch the dough with your fist and it will spread. Fold it to the center and again punch it. Follow this method and keep working the dough for 6-7 min.
  • The dough will actually spring back to your touch at this stage and it will be firm yet pliant and soft.
  • Grease a bowl with oil and place the dough in it. Coat your palm with oil and apply all over the dough’s surface.
  • Close the bowl with a damp cloth and let it rest for 1 to 1-1/2 hrs for the dough to double up in size.
  • After the resting time punch the dough to let the air out. Pat the dough by your hands on a work surface greased with flour.
  • Cut into squares and work each square into a roll tucking the edges under the surface.
  • Place these shaped rolls in a greased square baking tray and let it again rest for 30 to 45 min in a warm place.
  • Pre heat the oven to 180 Deg C.
  • Brush milk over the rolls and sprinkle white sesame seeds over them (optional) before slipping them into the oven and bake for 20-25 min.
  • You can also turn the grill mode on for 4-5 mins after baking is complete to an even browning of top of the rolls.
  • Take the pan out of the oven and immediately run a cube of butter over the hot rolls to give a good glaze on top.
  • Homemade dinner rolls are ready. Serve warm with a glass of milk or gravy or soups.