For the filling: combine the date paste, oil, anise seeds, cinnamon and nutmeg together. If using pitted dates place all ingredients in a blender and mix to combine, then roll into teaspoon size balls.
For the dough: combine the flour, cardamom and anise seeds. Add the oil and use your fingertips to rub into the flour.
Dissolve the sugar and yeast in the water, combine with the flour and mix gently with the back of a knife til it forms a dough.
Divide the dough into tablespoon size balls.
Roll the dough into a rope, then using a rolling pin to flatten.
Add the date filling along the center of the dough and gently pull the dough together around the filling.
Shape into circles and seal the edges.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 220°C til golden (approx. 20 minutes).
Allow to cool and decorate with Nutella®.