In 1Tbsp oil, sauté ginger-garlic paste for about 15 seconds on a med-low heat. I used chopped ginger & garlic but it doesn't matter..
Add onions and flakes; sauté until onions turn a translucent pink.
Chop tomato and add to the onions
Once tomatoes soften, add the tomato paste.
Sauté for about 5 mins to cook the paste
Add the turmeric and gharam masala and sauté for a few seconds. Turn off heat and chill completely.
In a blender add the tomato mix and chilies. Add more chilies if you want it hotter!
Blitz until a paste is formed -- about 20 seconds