Category Archives: evening snacks

alasande kalu wade, black eyed beans fritters

Alasande kalu wade (black eyed beans) are one of the tastiest fritters.  It is also known as lobia and karamani. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. It’s the season of fresh black-eyed beans. Stir fry and sambar are the usual ones that I make using it. Fritters was on the to do list since a long time. Finally, I made it during the weekend. It was tasty and made a good treat. Continue reading alasande kalu wade, black eyed beans fritters

Kandhabhaji/ onion pakoda in steps

Kandhabhaji, onion pakoda, onion fritters, hattikaye, anything you call it, it makes a delicious snack with a cup of hot tea. It is addictive and loved mostly by many.  Continue reading Kandhabhaji/ onion pakoda in steps

Pear smoothie aka Pear custard

Pear is a wonderful fruit to use in various dessert. It is juicy and has a divine taste. Pear smoothie is ideal for children who do not like fruits.

We are living in an era where an additional hour would always be welcome. Running between errands and deadlines, we just try to do our work in an easy way. I love easy and fuss free recipes. Elaborate method of cooking is usually for weekends or pre planned dinner.

Serve it along with breakfast  or as an evening after school snack for kids.

pear smoothie
pear smoothie
pear smoothie
pear smoothie

Ingredients :

  • 1 litre milk
  • 150 grams sugar
  • 1 tablespoon custard powder
  • 2 pear


  • Boil milk. Keep one-fourth cup of milk aside in a bowl.
  • Add sugar. Give a stir.
  • Mix custard powder in milk. Add it to the milk and stir well. Let boil for two minutes.
  • Remove the skin of pear and cut into cubes.
  • Blend to a purée.
  • When the custard is cool mix the purée into it. Chill and serve.
  • Pear Smoothie is ready to serve.
pear smoothie

Pear Smoothie aka Pear Custard

A tasty, healthy and easy to make recipe which is ideal along with breakfast or as mid snacks.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 560 kcal
Author jayashree


  • 1 litre milk
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 1 tbsp custard powder vanilla flavour
  • 2 pear


  1. Boil milk. Remove one- fourth cup milk and keep it aside.

  2. Add sugar and give a stir. Continue to boil for sometime.

  3. Mix custard powder in the milk kept aside.

  4. Put this mixture into the milk and stir. Let boil for sometime.

  5. Turn off the gas and allow to cool.

  6. Peel the skin of pear and cut into chunks.

  7. Make a puree of it.

  8. On cooling, mix with the prepared custard. Serve chilled.

Recipe Notes

  • Peeling of skin is optional. If you are a health freak, use with the skin. It has many anti oxidants.
  • Consistency of custard should neither be too thick or thin.

My other pear recipes can be viewed here

Pear Icecream



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Tricolour dhokla

Dhokla is a popular snack of Gujarat. It is soft, spongy and makes a delicious  snack with tea.  It is usually made of gram flour by the method of fermentation. Today, I am presenting to you an enriched version of the popular khaman dhokla. It is known as  Tricolur dhokla . As the name indicates, it has three layers of different colours, white,green and yellow. Continue reading Tricolour dhokla

Frankie, potato wrap in steps

Potatoes are not only handy when we do not have any vegetables in the refrigerator, they are versatile too. One can use them in all the dishes, yes even sweets too, they do make a halwa of it ! Yes, today’s dish is of potato,but not a sweet one.  I will be presenting you with Frankie or  Potato Wrap , as some say it. Continue reading Frankie, potato wrap in steps

Sabudana wada in Appe pan/ sago snack

Sabudana or Sago is commonly used in Karnataka and Maharashtra  states of India to prepare various kind of dishes. From payasam (sweet porridge) to wada (fritters), there are different kinds which are tasty and ideal for fasting and regular days. Today, I am presenting to you a healthier version , Sabudana wada in appe pan. Continue reading Sabudana wada in Appe pan/ sago snack

Nawabi green cutlets

It’s been sometime I have put any fried snack here. Summer has atlast vanished Now, the weather is good, it’s raining at times but pleasant. Loving this weather and the splendid climate ! Well, it’s hinting me to make some fried snacks to binge. Today, I present to you Nawabi  Green Cutlets. Continue reading Nawabi green cutlets