Mix the dried spices with the flour in a large bowl.
Make a well in the center and add the water a little at a time incorporating the flour, until you have a dough ball. I find that one and a third cups of water is usually sufficient.
Using floured hands knead the dough on a floured bread board until it is smooth and elastic – this should take about 5 minutes.
Return to the bowl to rest for about half an hour and cover the bowl with a clean cloth.
Divide the dough ball into around 6 pieces, pinching off lumps of dough with the fingers.
Roll each piece into a ball then roll out into a circle on a floured board.
Heat a skillet and fry one at a time for around 1 minute each side on a hot stove, turning once they start to puff up.