Miniature Masala Patties

Hellooo!

Today I want to share a recipe with you! I made Masala Patties today as I was craving something zesty, warm and easy to make! These patties resemble the popular street food found in Gujarat called Ragda Patties. I am learning how to make Indian food and when something comes out right, I feel like I need to share and that is exactly why this post is happening.

Let me know how you like it if you give this recipe a try!



You will need: 

  • 3 Boiled Potatoes
  • 1 Cup Boiled Peas ( Save about 1/3 cup of boiled water to add into the mixture)
  • Handful Chopped Cilantro
  • 1/2 Tbsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp Red Chili Powder (use less or more according to preference, the more you use the spicier)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 Tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp Garam Masala
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1-2 Tbsp Canola Oil - to pan fry in

Let's Start: 

1) Roughly mash the boiled peas, potatoes and the saved boiled water together (use a potato masher or hands).

2) Add in the rest of the ingredients and mash everything together until you form a dough-like consistency.



3) Roll the mixture into small balls and flatten them out to form a patty shape.

4) Heat the oil in a pan. Turn the gas to be on medium-high heat and place the patties in the pan.

5) Pan fry until both sides are golden and crispy.

4) Remove from the heat and serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce.

Serves 2-3 people. Pair with Cilantro Chutney and/or Tamarind Chutney! 
Feel free to adjust the spice proportions per your preference.



Do you have any quick and easy recipes?! 
Until next time...
-Dhara 



Nordstrom's Nsale


The N Sale 

If you don't know what the N sale is, then allow me to tell you! N sale is when Nordstrom marks down brand new items on their website ahead of the next season! The deals are actually really good and you can have all of the upcoming items beforehand at a lower price!! 

If you have their credit/debit card, you can start shopping today. If you don't, then the sale opens up to the public on July 22nd.  The price drop for lot of major brands is significant and the quality is great! 

Below are my picks from the N sale! (Just click on the name of item to shop) 


Happy Shopping!


Women's Shoes


1) Tom's Bella Espadrille - $47.96 ( after sale $63.65)
2) Vince Camuto Barsha Lace-up Pumps - $79.90 ( after sale $129.90)
3) Adidas Superstar Sneakers - $59.90 ( after sale 79.95)
4) Steve Madden Claara Block Heel Sandal - $79.90 ( after sale $119.95)
5) Steve Madden Eternul Over the Knee Boots - $112.90 ( after sale $169.95)



Handbags

1) BP Tassel Crossbody Bag - $29.90 ( after sale $45.00) 
2) Rebecca Minkoff Love Jumbo Crossbody Bag - $236.90 ( after sale $355.00) 
3) Rebecca Minkoff Large Regan Satchel - $263.90 ( after sale $395.00) 


Women's Apparel

1) BlankNYC Faux Leather Moto Jacket - $64.90 ( after sale $98.00) 
2) Halogen Cardigan - $49.90 ( after sale $78.00) 
3) Cupcakes and Cashmere Plaid Shirtdress - $76.90 ( after sale $115.00) 
4) Topshop Fit & Flare Dress - $98.90 ( after sale $150.00) 
5) Caslon Skinny Jeans - $45.90 ( after sale $69.90) 
6) Cole Haan Belted Scarf Front Coat - $169.90 ( after sale $350.00)
7) Zella Leggings - $37.90 ( after sale $58.00) 
8)  Bobeau Blouse - $37.90 ( after sale $58.00) 
9) Topshop Mixed Stripe Layer Top - $49.90 ( after sale $75.00) 
10) Rip Curl Plaid Flannel Shirt - $32.90 ( after sale $49.50)


Men's Apparel




1)The North Face Fleece Pullover - $39.90 ( after sale $55.00)
2) Nordstrom Men's Classic Pants - $38.90 ( adfter sale $59.50)
3) RVCA Stealth Puffer Fleece Jacket - $58.90 ( after sale $89.00)
4) Threads for Thought Hoodie - $32.90 ( after sale $50.00)
5) AdidasTraining Shorts - $ $22.90 ( after sale $35.00)


Beauty


2) Beauty Blender Set - $35.00
5) Elizabeth Nirvana White Set - $100.00 


Accessories


1) Gorjana Beaded Necklace - $39.90 ( after sale $60.00) 
2) BP Jacquard Scarf - $22.90 ( After sale $35.00) 
3) Hinge Wool Round Crown Hat - $28.90 ( after sale $48.00) 
4) Precious Metals Stud Earrings - $29.90 ( after sale $48.00) 
5) Mondaine Evo Watch - $199.90 ( after sale $325.00) 

Money saving tip - If you plan on shopping online at Nordstrom, be sure to sign up for E-bates. If you don't know how it works- click here. Right now the E-bates cash back is at 6% for Nordstrom and all you have to do is shop online! That easy!! 

Do you have any favorites from the N sale?! 

Until next time...
-Dhara 

Summer Dresses

Ten Summer Dresses 

It's July already!!! I cannot believe how fast this year is going by! With summer in full swing, I wanted to feature a post on Summer Dresses I have been eyeing! I love being able to just throw on a dress and calling it a day when it comes to planning outfits for the summer time. They are so easy to dress up or down.

Many online and department stores have such a great variety to offer this season however, it can be overwhelming and not so easy on the wallet when thinking of what to buy. Which is why after going through tons of my favorite websites, I have compiled a list of dresses that are perfect for summer and most are easy on the wallet :)

FYI-  I want them all!! Per usual, click on the name of the dress and it will take you directly to the website.

1) Blue Dip Dye Dress from Lulu's - $27 ( a steal in my opinion!)



2) Striped Dress from Lulu's - $38



3) Print Maxi Dress from Lulu's - $39.75 ( major markdown!)



4) Patterned Dress from H&M - $24.99




5) Embroidered Smock Dress from Topshop - $ 35.00 ( on sale!)



6) White Midi Dress from Nordstrom - $68.00



7) Dandelion Mini Dress from Dailylook - $129.00

8)  Floral Dress from Forever21 - $24.90



9) Navy Slip Dress from Forever21 - $18.00



10) Floral Print Dress from Mango - $29.99



Are there any dresses you are eyeing? I would love to hear back! 
Hope everyone is enjoying the summer heat! 

Until next time...
-Dhara