Vegetarian cuisine is based on food that meets vegetarian standards by prohibiting meat and animal tissue products such as gelatin or animal-derived rennet. Vegetarian diets have supposedly been around since as early as 700 B.C. Several forms and methods of this diet exist, and individuals may practice them for a variety of reasons. These include heath, ethics, environment, and religion.
Malta is a rocky island where nothing grows. There is no freshwater or soil. One would expect only seafood and Malta is indeed known for meats and seafood. Sharma solves this problem by providing its customers with the options of both vegetarian and non-veg options. Sharma is a go-to place for vegetarians in Malta.
Difference between vegetarian food and vegan food
A vegan diet can be seen as the strictest form of vegetarianism. Veganism is defined as a way of living that attempts to prohibit all forms of animal exploitation and cruelty as much as possible. So, a vegan diet not only excludes animal flesh, but also dairy, eggs, and other ingredients that come from animals.
In terms of ethics, vegetarians are against killing animals for food, but generally consider it okay to consume animal by-products such as milk and eggs, as long as the animals are kept under humane conditions. On the other side, vegans believe that animals have a right to be free from human use, whether it is for food, clothing, science, or entertainment and do not even consume animal by-products.
Vegetarian food at Sharma
Sharma, being one of the few Indian restaurants in Malta has a lot to offer for vegetarians. For starters, there are Indian classic options which include pakora, paneer pakora, bonda, poppadums, and the iconic samosa. There are a variety of dips to choose from as well. The popular dips are served with freshly baked, homemade bread. Then comes a dip platter priced at €12.50 which serves 2 people. The dips platter consists of 4 portions of different dips in one platter with 2 freshly baked flatbreads. Arabian appetizer falafel is also an option for vegetarians.
Moving forward, Sharma gives you an option of 2 vegetarian soups to choose from priced at €6.50 each. Rasam is a combination of lentils, tomatoes, and tamarind. While the Aloo soup is a rich delicious soup made with onions and potatoes.
If you are someone who is on a diet, Sharma has you covered. Sharma offers 5 different salads. 3 of which are totally vegetarian, priced at €6.50 each. On days when you’re feeling Italian. The pasta range has your back. The ravioli is freshly made Italian pasta pockets filled with cheese. The agghiatatrapanisa is a typical pesto from the west of Sicily made with whole almonds.
For a quick desi fix, you can try Sharma’s vegetable curry, palak paneer, or aloo gope. You can also opt for the classic vegetable biryani because as they say “biryani is nothing but, just a state of happiness”.
All in all, Sharma is a one-stop shop. Vegetarian or not, Sharma has something for everyone. Available for dine-in Malta pickups and delivery.