An award-winning dining experience in the vibrant heart of the UK’s capital of curry, Asha’s celebrates Birmingham’s proud cultural heritage of Indian cuisine. Our city centre location, close to The ICC and Symphony Hall, makes Asha’s the perfect venue for an after-work gathering, a pre-theatre meal or a post-movie curry. Signature cocktails and spectacular food in a stunning setting, enjoy the finest Indian culinary traditions in truly opulent surroundings. It’s everything Indian food should be.
Two timeless samosas generously stuffed with potatoes, green peas, raisins and cumin tempered chicken samosa.
Aloo Matar Ki Tikki (V)
Pan-fried potato cutlets stuffed with mashed green peas, served with tangy chickpeas.
Batter-fried prawns tossed with curry leaves, ginger and onion
Assorted Dips (V)
An array of papaya relish, mint sauce, mango chutney and mixed pickles.
Crispy, fried fish pakoras seasoned with mint and aromatic carom seeds.
Murg Tikka Salad
Corn-fed chicken tikka cooked in a tandoor oven, served on a bed of salad, drizzled with a fresh coriander and olive oil dressing.
Mushroom Kurkure (V)
Battered and deep-fried mushrooms stuffed with cheese, bell peppers and crushed black pepper.
Papdi Chaat (V)
Deep-fried flour pastries with mashed potatoes, topped with sweetened yoghurt, mint and tamarind chutney. Served chilled.
A basket of four varieties of fried poppadum. Ideal for sharing
All dishes are cooked in a traditional Indian clay oven,
unless stated otherwise (perfect for sharing).
Speciality Kebab Platter
A selection of four of our favourite non-vegetarian kebabs.
This unique royal treat has been served to presidents of various countries. Please ask your server for more details.
Tandoori Chicken Tikka
Succulent boneless chicken, marinated overnight in yoghurt, ginger, garlic and spices. Yet another classic.
Prawn Shan E Nisha
King prawns marinated in yoghurt, cheese and a touch of cardamom.
Spring lamb’s leg marinated overnight, braised with selected spices, and then cooked to perfection in a tandoor.
Lamb Seekh Kebab
Traditional minced lamb kebabs seasoned with ginger, garlic, spices and fresh coriander.
Baby lamb chops marinated in ginger-garlic, yoghurt, cumin and garam masala. Cooked to perfection. (Spicy)
Chicken Malai Kebab
Delectable boneless chicken breast, marinated in a creamy cheese and cashew nut paste with a touch of cardamom.
Tawa Fish Fillet
A spicy, seabass fish fillet crusted in pounded spices and cooked on a griddle.
Vegetarian Kebab Platter (V)
A selection of four of our favourite vegetarian starters.
Paneer Ka Soola (V)
Tandoori shashlik of cottage cheese, green peppers, tomatoes and pineapple flavoured with mustard.
Palak Dal Tikki (V)
A pure vegetarian preparation of spinach stuffed with moong dal lentils, served with tangy potato subzi and chutneys.
Vegetable Seekh Kebab (V)
Minced vegetable seekh kebab flavoured with roasted cumin powder and garam masala.
Main Course Curries
Chicken Dhaba Curry
Chicken cooked with fresh ginger-garlic, tomatoes and onions in a typical Indian roadside restaurant style.
Classic chicken tikka in a tomato and cream gravy. Flavoured with dry fenugreek leaves.
Bhuna lamb cooked in typical Punjabi style with onions, tomatoes, green pepper, minced lamb and garam masala.
Lamb Rogan Josh
A classic favourite. Boneless lamb curry from Lucknow in a yoghurt and brown onion gravy.
Fish Tikka Masala
Bass fillet, simmered in onion and tomato thick gravy.
Prawn Ginger Bhuna
A mildly-spiced preparation of jumbo prawns, sautéed with ginger and an onion-tomato masala.
Chicken tikka strips with bell peppers in an onion and tomato gravy, spiced with garam masala.
Chicken Tikka Masala
Tandoori chicken tikka cooked to perfection in chunky tomato and onion gravy.
Our take on the classic Goan preparation, cooked with baby potatoes in a spicy onion and tomato gravy spiked with vinegar.
Boneless lamb cooked in an onion-yoghurt gravy, flavoured with saffron and vetiver. Awadh emperor’s favourite.
Boneless tender lamb cooked in clarified butter, with whole spices in a rich onion and tomato gravy. (Spicy)
Whole lobster (700-750 gms) sourced from Birmingham’s Seafood Market, simmered with five spices, mustard paste and prawns
Panjim Fish Curry
A typical Goan fish curry with red chillies and ground spices. (Seabass fish)
Main Course Vegetarian
Aloo Matar Gobi
A traditional home style preparation of potatoes, green peas and cauliflower cooked with cumin, green chillies, ginger and spices.
Cottage cheese cooked in a fenugreek-flavoured tomato and cream gravy.
Cottage cheese in a fresh spinach gravy, tempered with cumin.
Classic black lentils and kidney beans slow cooked overnight with tomatoes, cream and butter.
Sauteéd fresh vegetables with cumin, red chilli powder and lemon juice.
Yellow lentils tempered with onions, tomatoes and green chillies.
All vegetarian main courses are available as side dishes.
Biryani and Rice
All biryanis are cooked individually under pressure.
Chicken Biryani Awadh
Boneless chicken breast cooked in true 'Awadhi style' with biryani rice and a touch of saffron.
Lamb Saffron Biryani
Boneless lamb biryani with a rich saffron flavour.
Prawns cooked with biryani rice. Flavoured with cardamom, saffron and mace.
Garlic tempered basmati rice.
Fresh vegetables cooked in biryani rice seasoned with cardamom, mace and saffron.
Choice of Palao Rice
Vegetable / biryani / peas / jeera / mushroom
Steamed 'dum' saffron rice with hint of green cardamon and bay leaf.
Breads and Accompaniments
All breads are egg free
Fine wheat flour bread stuffed with almonds, raisins, coconut powder, cherries and pistachios.
Plain yoghurt topped with chopped cucumber, tomato and onion or gram flour pearls.
Tangy yoghurt with cumin.
Onion Laccha Salad
Fresh onion rings tossed with lemon juice, chaat masala, green coriander and red chilli powder.
Fresh Green Salad
Fresh tomato, onion and cucumber tossed in lemon-vinegar dressing.
Asha’s Dessert Platter
A selection of four of our favourite Indian desserts. Great for sharing. Ask your server for details.
Chocolate Fudge Cake
Double Chocolate layered cake on a bed of chocolate sauce.
Duo of Sorbets
A scoop each of raspberry and mango-passion fruit, served in mini cones.
A milk-based sweet dessert served cold with sweetened milk.
Coconut or Mango-Kesari Pista Kulfi
Homemade Indian ice-cream made with milk reduction.
Classic milk reduction and cottage cheese dumplings. Served hot.
Premium Ice Cream
3 scoops of your choice. Vanilla / Strawberry / Chocolate.
Please Note: While we do our best to reduce the risk of cross-contamination in our restaurants,
we CANNOT guarantee that any of our dishes are free from allergens and therefore cannot
accept any liability in this respect.
Guests with severe allergies are advised to assess their
own level of risk and consume dishes at their own risk.
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