7 Delicious Desi Snacks That Perfectly Complement Rum
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Drinking alcohol without anything on the side could get boring and simply ruin the overall experience of drinking. And rum is one of those alcohols. It is not meant to be enjoyed on its own. Finding the correct accompaniment for your rum is an art, as it greatly enhances the experience and the vibe. Although there are many snacks that you can pair your rum with, we’ll look at some of the best desi snacks that pair exceptionally well with rum, so you get some desi flavours with a sip of your rum. Keep reading to learn more.


Samosa is the soul of Indian snacks, and it cannot be replaced with another due to its flavour and the cultural importance it has in India. It is a common snack that is enjoyed on a regular basis and also during festivals. That's not all; when guests come over, it is a substantial snack that is served as a short meal. These deep-fried savoury pastries packed with spicy potatoes complement rum’s smoothness perfectly with their crunchy and crispy texture.

Achaari Paneer Tikka

Paneer tikka is a beloved Indian snack that is enjoyed by people all over the country. But how about we pick things up and take it a notch further? This achaari or the tangy pickle twist on the classic paneer tikka, pairs beautifully with a drink of rum and cola. The unique tangy flavour of the tikka and the nuanced flavours of the rum are a match made in heaven.

Amritsari Fish Tikka

Fish lovers, don’t worry; we haven’t left you guys out. We bring you this amazing dish that you will always want to pair with your rum. The crispy golden-brown fried fish with delicious flavours thanks to the lemon juice and the Indian masalas make it a scrumptious treat. The pairing of the fish tikka and rum will be something that you’ll keep coming back to.

Tandoori Chicken Popcorns

These incredibly irresistible chicken popcorns will steal your heart. They are so delicious that you won’t be able to decide whether to focus on your rum or these lip-smacking treats. 

Tandoori chicken popcorns are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside and they are something that will make a chicken fan go crazy. The delicious blend of flavours complements rum’s smoothness and flavour perfectly.

Masala Peanuts

Peanuts might be a common Desi snack that is eaten fried, toasted, or boiled on a daily basis. But did you know that they work well as accompaniments with a drink of rum as well? Simply roast the peanuts first, and add along some chopped coriander leaves, tomatoes, grated carrots, and onions. Mix in the spices like chilli powder, chaat masala, amchur powder, and pepper powder to add a zing to the snack. The explosion of flavours will add an extra dimension to your rum-drinking experience.


Dhokla may seem like a bad pairing for rum or simply unusual but trust us when we say that it’s a great accompaniment to your rum. The steamed sponge cake provides a smooth, light, and spongy texture along with its subtle flavours that add a great contrast to the rum, thus complementing it well.

Prawn Cutlet

This scrumptious Bengali snack will make you lick your fingers because every bite feels like heaven. Its melt-in-mouth texture and irresistible flavours, thanks to Indian masalas like garam masala, chilli powder, and ground black pepper, are excellent to pair with rum. The rum’s smoothness and the soft prawn cutlets will become your new favourite pair.