Cook soaked green gram in a vessel with 2 cups water salt and turmeric till cooked.
Remove from flame and drain excess water and keep aside.
Heat oil in a Kadai add mustard and let it splutter.
Add green chillies asafoetida and a pinch of salt and mix.
Add grated coconut and mix well till the coconut becomes a bit brown.
Add cooked green gram and curry leaves and mix well and remove from flame.
This usli can be eaten as breakfast or snack or as a side dish for rice or with roti.
Green gram can be replaced with Bengal gram, karamani/ red beans / thatta payar / brown peas / vann payar / horse gram / green peas, raw ground nut or Kabul channa. Method of preparation will be the same.