Oven Baked Curry Fries with a Tikka Masala Sauce

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Author Eva Kosmas Flores


Tikka Masala Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1- inch long piece ginger root peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick red curry powder
  • 4 roma tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped

Oven Baked Curry Fries

  • 2 lbs yukon gold potatoes peeled and cut into 1 inch thick french-fry strips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 McCormick curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red chili pepper
  • 1/2 cup paneer cheese cut into 1/2-inch cubes


  1. First, prepare the sauce. Melt the butter with the oil in a medium-sized pot over medium heat. Add the garlic, ginger, tomato paste, garam masala, and red curry powder and toast for 4 minutes, stirring every minute. Add the tomatoes, water, and salt and allow to simmer over low heat for 1 hour, stirring every 10 minutes. Remve the mixture from heat, puree it in a blender or food processor, and pour it back into the pot. Stir in the cream until incorporated and then cover and keep warm until serving time.
  2. To prepare the fries, preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Toss all of the ingredients except the paneer together and spread them out in an even layer on a large baking sheet. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until golden around the edges and crispy. Remove and allow to cool slightly, then transfer them to the serving plate. Cover them with the tikka masala sauce and top with the fresh cilantro and paneer cheese. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Disclaimer: I was compensated by McCormick for this post, but all opinions & recipes are my own, per usual!