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.
Wash the black chana and soak it for eight hours.
Drain the water, rinse and put fresh water to it.
Cook it in a pressure cooker for three whistles.
Take a pan and add oil. Put the mustard seeds, as it crackles, put asafoetida, turmeric, green chilly and curry leaves.
Remove the whistle, drain the water and put the cooked black chana to it.
Add salt and mix it.
Put grated coconut and heat for sometime.
Garnish with fresh coriander.
Lemon juice is optional.