Amy’s Indian Paneer Tikka Review

Amy's Paneer Tikka

We’d like to think that we’ve tried everything in the Amy’s Kitchen frozen food lineup, but we’re constantly discovering new meals at our local grocery store. When we found the Amy’s Paneer Tikka, we were surprised that we’d never noticed it before. If the picture on the cover is anything to go by, this must be one tasty frozen meal. (Note that this isn’t the Paneer Tikka with Aloo Gobi, which Amy’s Kitchen also makes.)

This is a pretty simple meal to heat up; just cut a slit into the overwrap and toss it into the microwave for four minutes. No stirring or checking on the meal in the middle of the cooking process.

This meal is made up of three parts: tomato masala, a spinach and potato mix, and basmati rice. We assume the masala is intended to be the main course, with the other two components as sides, though the portion sizes are about equal for all three parts.

Amy's Paneer Tikka

The masala is quite good. It’s a tomato paste mixed with plenty of spices. While there’s actually no curry in this mix, there are jalapeño peppers, which lend this meal a little bit of spiciness. It’s not enough to drive away spice-ophobes; it’s a very mild spice. There are chunks of paneer cheese mixed in, and those taste very good. In fact, we thought they were tofu at first, and Amy’s really excels at tofu. This isn’t tofu, but it has a great taste and the perfect texture.

We’re a bit less enthused about the spinach and potato mix, as this spinach is incredibly potent. This is for people who are truly obsessed the organic, earthy taste of spinach. Of course, if you’re not a fan, you can mix it into the masala, as the sweetness of the tomato paste mellows out the spinach flavor quite a bit. Plus, these two components taste very good together. There are some potato bits mixed into the spinach as well, though we found them to be just a tad on the dry side.

The rice is nothing to write home about. It’s pretty bland on its own, though it’s probably intended to be mixed into the rest of the meal. The problem with this is that there’s just not enough masala to mix with both the spinach and the rice, so you’re likely to end up with a bunch of plain rice left over.

This meal contains 390 calories (180 from fat), which is actually a bit more than we expected. The sodium is lower than the average frozen meal, though, at 490 mg. Now, keep in mind that this is still a considerable amount of sodium, but it’s pretty decent for a frozen food. Also, this meal is gluten-free.

Amy’s Indian Paneer Tikka is a halfway decent meal that would have been much better with a more generous masala portion. As is, it’s pretty good, though we find Tandoor Chef’s line of frozen food to be much more authentic-tasting.

If you want to learn more about the nutrition content or ingredients in this Amy’s Kitchen frozen food, check out our package scans below.

Amy's Paneer Tikka

Amy's Paneer Tikka

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