Keep the water in a broad pan/kadai to boil.
Mix the rest of the ingredients together to form a very soft dough. Don't overmix or knead the dough
Mold the in cylindrical shape treating it very gently
Put them in the boiling water and let it cook for about 5-10 mins till they are done. i.e they start to float on the top
Filter out the gattas and keep the water aside. (if you are making a dry sabji, use this water to knead a atta for paranthas)
Cut them into 1 inch pieces.
Now let's make the gravy. In a heavy bottom pan, heat oil. Add jeera seeds and heat till they crackle.
Add onion & ginger-garlic paste and fry till golden brown.
Add tomatoes and fry for another 5 mins. add gattas and fry for another 2 mins.
Add the water and let it simmer for 5 mins till desired gravy thickness is achieved.
Serve hot with phulkas or rice.