In my opinion, when we cook Indian food, masala serves as a foundation for many recipes. This masala of smoky tomato, onion and garlic fortifies the vatta and moves the energy for Kapha dosha. It is based on many gravy-based Indian dishes. This recipe requires effort, but it can be easily made in advance. I like to do a larger batch and freeze it in small portions. It is so good it does not stay long in the freezer.