Kaala’ means black in Marathi, and hence the name. The difference between ‘Kaala Masala’ and ‘Goda Masala’ is due to the proportions of certain spices and the degree to which they are toasted. The main distinct ingredients in goda masala are sesame seeds and coconut flakes.Goda masala is used alone or with other seasonings. Goda masala is pungent, but not “hot” in the same way as a chili pepper. It is the base for most Maharashtrian curries and dals (called aamti in Marathi.