At Sharma we have a range of soups that vary in flavor and texture, which means that no matter what, there is a soup in our menu that you will be tempted to try. Even if you’re not a soup lover, we encourage you to try something off the menu, as our soups tick all the boxes; vegetarian, meaty, or with fish, whatever you prefer. They also pair excellently with our main courses, and make for an excellent starter!
Rasam is a south Indian dish with many different names. Perhaps you’re familiar with one of them; Charu pani, Chaaru, Saaru, Saathamudhu, or Kabir. Traditionally, Rasam can be eaten with rice, or on its own as a soup, which is how we serve it here at Sharma. Made with a base of tamarind, kokum, and mango juice to form a sweet and sour stock, the body of the dish is the addition of tomatoes and lentils. If you haven’t tried this dish before, it really is a vegetarian dream come true, and one of our favorite South Indian dishes!
Next, we have Aloo soup, which is another vegetarian favorite. This one has a simpler palette, made with onions and potatoes, and is very popular in the subcontinent. With a thick, creamy consistency, this one is ideal for people who are fans of rich, hearty soups, but still want to leave room for a splendid main course.
As its name claims, this one is a famous Libyan shorbah soup, a national favorite amongst its community. In fact, it is often considered the Libyan national dish, and if you’re interested in trying some Libyan cuisine, this is the one we’d recommend. This dish is especially popular amongst North African Muslims during Ramadan, and is flavored with heavy doses of turmeric, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon, giving it a deliciously spicy flavoring. Alongside this, the dish incorporates the lab, tomatoes, lemon, and dried mint seamlessly, creating a flavorful and mouth-watering dish that we certainly recommend our lamb lovers to try!
Harira is a traditional Moroccan soup. Light and airy, this soup is a favorite as a starter, especially for our meat eaters! Again, cooked with lamb, this consists of fresh celery, lentils, chickpeas, fresh herbs, and vermicelli. This is another soup that is especially popular in Ramadan but is served all year round and is wonderful for those who enjoy Moroccan cuisine.
The final soup on are menu is Aljiotta, a Maltese dish. Adapted from the French bouillabaisse, Aljotta is made with Fresh fish, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and other fresh herbs. A simple but tasty dish, Aljotta is recommended for our sea food lovers, as well as tourists who are eager to get a taste of Maltese cuisine.