To make stuffing, heat
1 tablespoon oil in a medium non-stick pan. Add asafoetida, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, black peppercorns, dried mango powder, sesame seeds, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, poppy seeds, cashewnuts, raisins and almonds and saute on low heat for 30 seconds.
Add crushed gathiya,
date tamarind chutney, sugar and salt. Mix properly and saute for a minute. Turn off heat and let it cool for 4-5 minutes.
Take flour, salt and
2½ tablespoons oil in a large bowl. Add sufficient warm water and knead into soft dough (like parantha dough).
Divide the dough into
equal lemon sized portions and shape them into balls. Roll out each ball into thick circular poori with approximately 4-inch diameter.
Put 1-2 teaspoons
stuffing mixture in the center of each poori. Gather the edges and bring together and press together to seal. Shape them into balls again.
Heat sufficient oil in a
kadai on medium heat. When oil is medium hot, carefully slide in 5-6 stuffed balls at a time and deep fry on low heat till they turn light brown. Drain on absorbent paper and cool.