How to make Fearne Cotton’s Indian spiced potatoes and raita on toast

How to make Fearne Cotton’s Indian spiced potatoes and raita on toast

“Eating a little bit of spice in the morning always makes me feel like I’m on holiday, so this recipe is great for weekends or days where there is no rush,” says presenter and foodie Fearne Cotton.

“The potatoes are easy to cook and should be enjoyed in a leisurely manner as you enjoy every flavour that dances across your taste buds. Spice up your life and bring the exotic into your life with these vegan darlings.”

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Post school run RUN. 3.5 miles done. Lately I’ve been feeling more content than I have in a long time. I haven’t done anything in particular so am not sure why but I’m rolling with it big time. I’m eating really well and cooking a lot of good wholesome food, I’m sleeping like a log, keeping things simple, perhaps incrementally shedding a few layers that no longer serve me, getting better at saying no, getting better at saying yes, I’m still benefiting from the chat I had with @bodyposipanda on Happy Place, am hanging out with good people and I’m not giving myself such a hard time. Maybe these things have helped? Maybe I’m headed into a new phase of my life? Who knows but I’m going with it.

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Ingredients:

(Serves 4)

800g baby new potatoes

Olive oil, for frying

200g cherry tomatoes, halved

1 onion, chopped

3tsp ground cumin

3tsp ground coriander

1tsp dried chilli flakes

5 garlic cloves, crushed

5 spring onions, finely sliced

Small handful of mint, leaves only, roughly chopped

200g soya milk yoghurt

4 slices of sourdough or white bread

2 avocados, halved, stoned and thinly sliced

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

(Andrew Burton for The Orion Publishing Group/PA)
(Andrew Burton for The Orion Publishing Group/PA)

Method:

1. Cook the potatoes in a large pan of boiling salted water for 15-20 minutes until tender. Drain thoroughly and cut into large bite-size pieces.

2. Coat the bottom of a large non-stick frying pan with olive oil and set over a high heat. Add the potatoes, tomatoes, onion and two-and-a-half teaspoons each of the ground cumin and coriander and half a teaspoon of the dried chilli flakes. Fry for about 12 minutes, flipping the potatoes every now and again, until golden and crispy in places. Reduce the heat, add most of the garlic and fry for another minute until aromatic. Remove from the heat and stir in the spring onions. Season to taste.

3. For the raita, mix together most of the mint and the yoghurt with the remaining garlic and spices, season to taste.

4. Toast the bread and top with the spiced potatoes, sliced avocado, raita and remaining mint leaves. Serve immediately.

Happy Vegan: Easy Plant Based Recipes To Make The Whole Family Happy by Fearne Cotton, photography by Andrew Burton, is published by Orion Spring, priced £20. Available now.

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