Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Spiced Up Potato, Turmeric, and Oat Bread

This is a beautiful loaf with vibrant color from turmeric and it is spiced up with carom seeds and chili flakes. This has oats too in it and is a great loaf to serve with butter or with soups and stews.

This bread can be made in a loaf pan, or in any springform pan (any circular pan if you prefer circular loaf). This bread stays good at room temperature for a couple of days. Since potato is added, if you are planning to have for a couple more days, it can be stored in refrigerated. Just warm and serve.

This lovely bread is amazing for breakfast or tea time with a little butter spread on it. The spices in the bread along with butter tastes amazing. Mint- cilantro chutney can also be drizzled on top which makes this very addictive.

The spices and the potatoes in the bread make this an ideal candidate for spicy open sandwiches or any type of sandwiches. We love to make bread channa (toasted bread topped with garbanzo curry, can be made with cheesier too)  with this bread.

Welcome to Bread Bakers! This month, our theme is Spiced Savory Breads and our host is Renu of Cook with Renu. I love this theme and this spiced up loaf is linked up for the event. #BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our lovely bread by following our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated after each event on the #BreadBakers home page. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

I am linking this to Sundays on Silverado and Inspire Me Monday..

Makes 2 loaves

Bread flour - 4 cups
Rolled oats - 3/4 cup
Active dry yeast - 2 and 1/4 tsp
Carom seeds - 1tsp
Chili flakes - 2 tbsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1.5 tsp
Sugar - 2 tsp
Butter - 6 tbsp, melted
Water - 1/4 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp
Potatoes - 1 cup, cooked and mashed
Olive oil - 2 tbsp


Add the bread flour, salt, oats, carom seeds, turmeric, and chili flakes to a bowl and mix. Activate the yeast in water-milk mixture with sugar. Add the yeast mixture, mashed potatoes, and melted butter and knead to a smooth dough.

Apply a tbsp of oil on top of the dough and on the bowl, cover. 

Let it prove for an hour to double in size.

Transfer the dough to a flour dusted surface, punch, knead, and chaffe the dough.

Divide it into two portions, roll into a ball shape and place it on a pan dusted with cornmeal.

Cover and let it rise for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Score on the top.

Bake for 35 minutes or until the bottom sounds hollow. Remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack and apply a little melted butter. Let it cool completely before slicing. 

The loaves can be made on a loaf pan if preferred a loaf shape. It works well for the same baking time.

This recipe makes two loaves. Slice and serve with butter, chutney, soups, or stews.

Here are the recipes we shared today for the event. Thanks, Renu!


  1. Love the color and spice in this bread!

  2. What a gorgeous, hearty loaf of bread. Love the flavor profile of this with the tumeric and red pepper.

  3. Beautiful coloured loaf you have got and the texture of the bread is amazing. I would also love to pair this with chana masala. You got me craving for this now.

  4. We love turmeric and would love to try this bread out! Have never used carom seeds before.

    1. Thanks, Kelly! Carom seeds are used in our cooking.

  5. This spiced up potato turmeric and oat bread looks yumm.

  6. Loved your vibrant loaf Radha. Turmeric is such a healthy addition along with oats. I am sure it has beautiful a beautiful taste and must be great with a generous lashing of butter.

  7. Potatoes really tenderizes bread! I love the spices you've added to this dough.