Maize and Potato Spicy Quick Bread

My home made potato flour was waiting to be used and I thought why not try a ‘gluten free’ bake. This one tastes very similar to our desi ‘dhokla’ and I decided to eat it with some tangy tamarind chutney and green mint chutney.

Makki ka aata [maize flour] , potato flour, dried herbs and spices together turned into a yummy tea-time snack.

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Maize and Potato Spicy Quick Bread
  1. Preheat the oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes.
  2. Sift the maize flour, potato flour,baking powder, salt, spices and herbs together.
  3. Mix the curd ,milk and sugar together.
  4. Add the oil and beat well.
  5. Mix in the vinegar and beat well with a balloon whisk.
  6. Pour the wet ingredients over the sifted flour and fold in gently until just combined.
  7. Spoon the batter into a greased and lined baking tray and smoothen the top with a spatula.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven at 180 degrees for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  9. Brush the top with butter.
  10. Allow to rest for 10 minutes and invert over a wire rack.
  11. Slice once completely cooled.
Recipe Notes


Oven temperature and time may vary. Check on your bake after 25 minutes of baking.

This isn't exactly a bread since it is yeast free. I would say it is somewhere between a bread and a cake with regards to its texture.

The quick bread doesn't rise much but surprisingly it isn't dense either.

You can choose the spices and herbs to suit your taste buds.

You can make a 'sweet' bread version of the same by skipping the spices and herbs and adding more sugar [or any healthy sweeteners of your choice].

I have shared the recipe to make home made potato flour , under Cooking Add On's. It is quite a simple yet useful recipe.

If you want to make this dairy free, substitute the curd and milk with warm water/ lemon juice/ any fruit juice [if you want a sweet version].

Happy Baking

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