In a pan, heat the oil/ ghee. Add the bay leaves, ginger and garlic and sautxe9 for about a minute. Add the onion-tomato paste and sautxe9, over medium heat, till the raw smell of the onion disappears. Since there is less oil being used in this recipe, you might find the paste drying up. If this happens, add 2 or 3 tbsps of water and continue cooking.