Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer Butter Masala – Creamy Tangy Tomato and cream based paneer gravy. Paneer is cottage cheese, it is similar to tofu from the yeast, but is more firm in texture. Some Tips that make your paneer butter masala taste more than average. Use more tomatoes than onions. I am talking about the proportion here. If…

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Salmon Fish Curry

Salmon Fish curry I think salmon would be my first choice of fish if I were asked to pick one. and in Japan we get the finest quality of salmon. Its a very fatty fish which make the curry very flavorful. This Salmon Fish Curry is is probably the easiest version of all. I have…

Muttai Thokku / Egg Thokku

I am an egg addict. I have grown up eating eggs everyday and I have great memories of my mom serving me hot rasam rice and eggs, I literally feel that’s more than enough for me to survive. Having said that I think eggs are very versatile and is a very nutritious food for anyone….

Prawn Thokku/ Prawn Masala

Prawn Thokku / Prawn masala  Prawns is my favorite seafood. I could eat it in every meal. I wanted to share this favorite way of making prawn thokku or prawn masala from my kitchen. I have managed to make a mini video for my viewers too. Hope this helps. Let me explain what thokku means…

Hemp Pancakes / hemp recipes

We love eating pancakes on lazy weekends. And my son sometimes wants them in his lunch box! So I keep experimenting with different flavors to make it more nutritious and healthy for him to eat. I have tried many pancakes with vegetables sneaked in such as pumpkin and beets just like those this was totally…

Sathumavu ladoo | Multigrain Ladoo

Sathumavu ladoo Sathumavu Ladoo is a recipe is a version of indian bliss ball. made from a multi grain mixture. I have used a ready made sathumavu mix, which is commonly found around indian super markets called manna health mix. I usually make peanut ladoos or green gram ladoos for my son’s snack time. One…

Chicken Kuzhambu with coconut milk

This is a very easy version of a traditional Recipe. Mostly this method kuzhambu (curry) is made with mutton back home in India. Every sunday my mother would make mutton kuzhambu and serve it with piping hot Idlies or Dosa. It was a part of childhood expeience for me. Sunday is always special as that…

palak pesarattu

A protein rich savory crepe like dish made with whole green gram (moong beans), mildly spiced with cumin, ginger and green chillies. Often eaten as a breakfast in Andrapradesh and Telangana. It is very healthy as a vegan or vegetarian option for breakfast. Check this easy recipe below. I have added a slight twist to…

Onion Tomato chutney / 15 minutes onion tomato chutney

Chutney is basically like a dip in south India. Its used as a side dish for many main dish like dosa and idli. This is one of my favorite chutneys its so easy to make and truly finger licking good. It is Spicy, tangy side dish made with tomatoes, onions which is always a part…

South Indian Sambar Recipe

There is no south indian breakfast without sambar. Sambar is a tasty delicious vegetables and lentil stew, thats cooked with tamarind and freshly ground sambar powder.  Sambar is served with most breakfast items like dosa, idli, pongal, vada and even for Rice. One thing i like about sambar is so healthy as its rich in…

Eral Thokku / Prawns thokku

  Prawns or shrimps are one of the best seafoods available and its sure my family’s favourite. Am so happy to have finally put this recipe up as its my go to prawn recipe, not to forget my husbands favorite !! He would polish the bowl that i serve it in. After moving to Japan…

Soulsome Cooking – About me

Soulsome Cooking – About me Hello !!  I am divya bharathi and I come from Chennai (Madras), a busy coastal city in  south of India and I currently live in Japan, yes from land of filter coffee to land of my favourite Ramen ! Where I come from food is served as a note of…

Javvarisi Upma / Sabudhana kichidi ( with step by step pictures)

Javvarisi Upma / Sabudhana kichidi   How to make viral special, javvarisi upma or sabudhana kichidi   Javvarisi Upma or sabudhana kichdi is a popular breakfast dish in India. It is often served as a super food on the fasting days. Javvarisi is nothing but tapioca starch balls and hence is dense in carbohydrates. It…