Try This These 7 Desi Snacks That Pair Well With Rum
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Winter has a way of wrapping people in its cozy embrace, urging them to seek warmth not just in blankets but in delightful flavors too. Picture this – under a cosy blanket, a smooth glass of rum, and a tantalizing array of desi bites that enhance the experience, making winter evenings truly magical.

People have a love/hate relationship with rum. While some find excuses to drink it, others even dislike the very thought of it. Those that belong to the first group especially relish it in the winter. But like any other liquor, drinking rum doesn't feel complete without some delectable snacks.

Remember, the art of pairing is subjective, so feel free to experiment with different types of rum and snacks to discover the perfect combination. Embrace the spirit of the season, indulge in these desi delicacies, and let the symphony of flavors elevate winter evenings to new heights of delight. Cheers to a season filled with warmth, flavor, and the joy of exploration!

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1. Aachari Paneer Tikka

One can never get bored of eating paneer tikka as a snack. This version made with achaari goes great with a glass of rum. The distinct achaari taste of the paneer pieces comes from the marination that is done with a spicy yoghurt mixture. Have it with some pudina chutney and it will taste heavenly.

2. Tandoori Chicken Popcorn

Like popcorn? Try this with a non-vegetarian twist: tandoori chicken popcorn. Any fan of chicken will drool at the sight of this delicious snack, which is crispy and juicy on the inside. It tastes delicious because of the tandoori masala, which also makes it a great snack to have with rum. People will not be able to stop at just one because they are finger-lickin' good!

3. Green Moong Dal Cutlet

Try this green moong cutlet for a healthier rum snack. It has more protein than other foods and will keep people fuller for longer. The best thing about them is that people can cook them however they like—by baking, pan-frying, or air-frying them. Enjoy them hot with cool homemade mint chutney, they will quickly become a new favourite snack.

4. Aloo Chaat

Popular street food aloo chaat is made of crispy potato cubes mixed with flavourful spices and sweet tamarind chutney. This mixture of delectable flavours and textures gives a tempting contrast to the depth of the rum.

5. Peanut Salad

This is the OG chakna, which is essentially an enticing peanut salad with a lot of masala, and goes well with rum as a snack. The addition of peanuts can enhance the flavour of the beverage. It will become easier to relish the drink more as the spiciness of the salad balances the bitter flavour of the rum. 

6. Chilli Pakoras

Most people love to have spicy cuisine. This winter rum lovers can feel more heat with some chilli pakoras when paired with the drink. Rum and coke lovers can savour their drink as the spiciness of the pakoras will get balanced out with the sweetness of the cocktail. Enjoy the delicious flavour of some chillies filled with spicy batter with some sweet or mint chutney.

7. Galouti Kebab

Nothing tastes as good as freshly cooked, expertly seasoned galouti kebabs that melt in ythe mouth with the first bite. This delectable dish of minced goat and papaya was originally intended for a Lucknowi nawab. Let's just say this regal dish pairs amazingly with a glass of rum.


For every rum lover, there is a perfect snack. Chilli pakoras' spicy appeal to kebabs' smoky undertones create a snack that will take the rum experience to new heights.