I'm mystified by the Sugar and the Canola oil in every bottle of Tikka Masala Sauce I've seen. Why sugar? Even in the Stuff from TJs and Whole Foods? I wonder if Stevia would be a reasonable substitute. I imagine it's there to kill the tomato tang. The oil could easily be replaced by Coconut oil I would think. The flavors are compatable.
So Cal? Wow, you are a long way from home! About as far as you can get and still stay in the US! I've lived in CT all of my life except for the decade that included college. I've been all over but like it here.