Dinner Rolls

Tried making dinner rolls that are a part of every Goan Buffet. Tried out a combination with common ingredients that would possibly go in making them and used 3 times proving technique to give a finer bread texture to these rolls. As you see, the rolls turned out successful, very soft, fluffy and fine in texture. Makes a great snack or kids will enjoy it with cheese spread or chocolate spread inside. A must try recipe !!!
  • Passive
    3 Hours
  • Prep
    30 minutes
  • Cook
    18 minutes
  • Servings
    24 Pc.


  • 1 1/3 cup Milk
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 4-5 tbsp sugar
  • 1 stick Butter (8 tbsp butter, plus extra for brushing top of rolls)
  • 4 tsp Instant active yeast
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour (I used the unbleached flour)


  • 1 In a vessel, heat milk along with salt, sugar and butter till butter melts. Put off the flame. (Make sure the milk isn't too hot, else it will kill the yeast once added, it should be warm). Remove vessel off the flame.
  • 2 Now add in the yeast. (If dry yeast is used, leave it for 10 minutes for yeast to be active to proceed to step 3)
  • 3 Add 2 eggs, mix well. Next,add flour. Stir in well.
  • 4 The dough has to be very sticky.
  • 5 Cover vessel with cloth and keep aside in a warm place to ferment for at least 1 hour. (See recipe note 1 below).
  • 6 After an hour, punch out the air from the dough very gently.
  • 7 Form into a ball and keep to ferment again for at least 30-45 minutes. (See recipe note 1 below).
  • 8 Punch out the air from the dough very gently and form into a ball.
  • 9 Divide dough into 24 portions.
  • 10 Shape each portion into a 7 inch sized strip or so.
  • 11 Make a knot with the strip.
  • 12 Place in a greased (lightly with oil) tray keeping gap in between the rolls. Allow them to prove for at least 1 hour. (See recipe note 1 below).
  • 13 Preheat oven at 350 deg F (180 deg C). Brush with egg on top.
  • 14 Bake for 15 minutes. Remove trays from oven, brush melted butter on top, bake again for 1-2 minutes with top heat ON till you get a nice color on the top of your rolls.
  • 15 Soft dinner rolls are ready!!!
  • 16 Enjoy!!!

Recipe Notes

  1. Please follow the proving/fermentation times provided, don't try to hurry up as you will not get that fine fluffy and soft texture. Happy Baking :)
  2. Click here for Goan Pao Recipe.
  3. Click here for Goan Chouris Pao Recipe.

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