Shambar is a soup that blends many ingredients, tastes, and seasonings from Spanish, Criollo and Andean cultures, considered the most traditional meal in Trujillo's gastronomy in Perú . It is made of wheat grains, fava beans, green peas, chickpeas and dry beans. It must have three kinds of meat, including chicken, ham, beef, and pork skin, ears or tail. The seasoning is done with a blend of garlic, black pepper, cumin, purple chilli pepper (aji panca), yellow chilli pepper (aji mirasol), parsley and vegetable oil.
The dish is highly appreciated for its variety of flavours originating from the spices and meats, and peculiar texture rendered by the mixture of legumes.