Pour in the gram flour into a edged plate or bowl (where you can easily knead it)
Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, cumin and coriander powder, Garam masala then add the asafetida. Before adding the carom seed rub it between the palms of your hands. Finally add salt to taste.
Mix it nicely.
Add the oil. Mix it all properly so there are no lumps.
Now add the water accordingly, to form dough of medium consistency (not too hard, no too soft).
If the dough turn out to be sticky, add the oil and knead until soft.
Put a pan filled with water on flame and cover the lid to fasten the heating.
Meanwhile let’s give a proper shape gram flour dough, to form gatte.
Divide the dough into 4-5 equal portions and roll each portion into thick and long cylindrical shape.
Make sure the water is boiling and then only add the gatte, one by one with a gap of 4-5 seconds so the water maintains it temperature.
The gas should be on medium flame and cover the pan with lid and set it aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove the lid and to check the whether the gatte has been cooked try to slice it through with a knife and you will know.
Remove them out of a pan and place them on a plate and let it cool. Save the boiled water for later use.
Cut the cylindrical shape into small pieces (or as per your preference). Gatte are ready
Next heat oil in a pan- medium to high flame, and add the small pieces and shallow fry them for about 1-2 minutes- this give a good texture.