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Kadale kalu usli/ Black chana sundal

Kadale kalu usli is a spicy dish that can be served as a snack or accompaniment. It is prepared during Naga Chauti and Ganesh puja. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 8 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Jayashree


  • 250 grams black chana
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 4 green chilly cut into pieces
  • few curry leaves
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 1/2 lemon
  • coriander leaves for garnishing


  1. Wash the black chana and soak it for eight hours.

  2. Drain the water, rinse and put fresh water to it.

  3. Cook it in a pressure cooker for three whistles.

  4. Take a pan and add oil. Put the mustard seeds, as it crackles, put asafoetida, turmeric, green chilly and curry leaves.

  5. Remove the whistle, drain the water and put the cooked black chana to it.

  6. Add salt and mix it.

  7. Put grated coconut and heat for sometime.

  8. Garnish with fresh coriander.

  9. Lemon juice is optional.

Recipe Notes

  • Soaking of black chana for seven to eight hours is essential.
  • Adjust the quantity of black chana as per your need. Soaked chana can be kept in the refrigerator.