In a small pot, cook onion and garlic in a bit of water until soft and translucent.
Add crumbles and break apart into small bits.
Add remaining ingredients and stir well until tomato paste and spices are distributed evenly.
Simmer sauce for about 30 minutes to allow flavors to develop. Stir often.
If needed, add water to keep sauce moist but not soupy. If there’s too much water, simmer until you get the consistency you’d like.