Tikka masala steak

Tikka masala steak

As you know, I love to make and eat curries. And everybody loves a steak. But not many people dare to combine the two to make something special.
This tikka masala steak was a fan request and as it turned out I should listen to my fans much more. I am amazed that this recipe didn’t already exist. This was a freakin’ delicious steak.

Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Resting time 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, American Barbecue
Servings 4 people
Calories 548 kcal


  • 1 piece sirloin steak 2 fingers thick (or entrecote if you can't get a sirloin steak)
  • 4 red onions
  • 6 pieces ginger thumb-size
  • 16 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup water
  • 10 tbsp masala powder
  • 1 tsp table salt

the sauce

  • 1 ½ kg tomatoes fresh diced
  • 100 grams butter
  • 100 ml heavy cream


  • Dice the onions. Slice the fat cap of the steak and put it in a cast-iron pan. Melt the fat over low heat.
  • Take out the fat and stir fry the diced onions until they are soft. Take the pan off the fire.
  • Put the ginger and garlic cloves in a blender. Grind it down to a thick paste. Add some water when the paste is too thick.
  • Add this paste to the pan with fried onions and put in the masala powder. Stir it well and cook it down to a dark brown tikka masala paste.
  • Season it with table salt and divide it in half.
  • Coat the steak with one half of the tikka masala paste and let this marinate for 2 to 4 hours in the fridge.
  • Fire up your grill with 2 zones and a temperature of 140°C/284°F. Take the steak out of the fridge and place it on the indirect side of the grill.
  • Stick a thermometer in the meat and close the lid.
  • In the meantime, you can make the sauce with the other half of the tikka masala paste. Put it in a pan and add the diced tomatoes. Let it simmer until the tomatoes are fully dissolved. Add the butter and heavy cream.
  • Take the steak out of the grill when it reaches a core temperature of 52°C/126°F. Let it rest for 5 minutes before you sear it over direct heat for a nice crust.
  • Cut the steak into thin slices and serve it with the sauce.



Calories: 548kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 22gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 24gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 228mgPotassium: 1327mgFiber: 13gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 4121IUVitamin C: 63mgCalcium: 125mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Sirloin steak, Steak, Wagyu
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