I am baking after a gap of almost two months!! I had chosen the theme for #BundtBakers to bake a savory bundt and that is the time I felt I must get the oven back in action.

I chose an Indian flavored bundt ,one that will remind you of Upma, a semolina based breakfast dish. Upma is not so popular in our house, except hubby who loves it a lot. So baking upma changes its appearance and acceptance.

Since the baked upma was highly appreciated, I made something similar but with a different base ingredient. I used fine corn grits and it gave a whole new taste to the bake.

I used:

Fine corn grits – 1/4 cup
Water – 1/2 cup to soak the corn grits
Whole wheat flour – 1/2 cup
Yogurt / curd, fresh – 3/4 cup

Mixed vegetables ,finely chopped – 1 cup[I used-carrot, capsicum,beans]
Garlic-2 cloves, minced
Ginger- 1″ piece, minced
Onion-1, finely chopped
Baking powder-1/2 teaspoon
Sambar powder- 1 teaspoon

Mustard seeds -1/4 teaspoon
Cumin seeds- /41 teaspoon
Channa dal- 1/2 teaspoon
Split white urad dal – 1/4 teaspoon
Oil- 2 teaspoons
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves to garnish

Soak corn grits in 1/2 cup of water for 15 minutes. In the meantime, let us prepare the vegetable saute

Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard, cumin, channa dal, urad dal.When the dal turns brown and the mustard pops add the ginger , garlic, capsicum, onion.Saute till onion turns soft.

Add the vegetables and saute for a minute.Add the sambar powder, salt and cook for a minute.

Take the soaked corn grits in a vessel. Drain out excess water. Add wheat flour, baking powder, a little bit of salt,sauteed vegetables

Mix well and add yogurt / curd to bring it to a thick batter consistency. If it is too thick, ajust the consistency by adding water / yogurt.

Pour the batter into bundt moulds and bake in a pre heated oven @ 180 degrees for 8-10 minutes / until a skewer inserted in the bundt comes out clean. Cool slightly and serve with a side of your choice.

I served this with a hot and sweet sauce.

Note:

  • If the bundt dries out on storing, sprinkle a little water and microwave/ steam for a few minutes and serve.

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