Cinamon (pattai) - 1 small piece
Preparation methodSoak tamarind in hot water for few mins and squeeze it.
Chop onions to medium size pieces.
In a Kadai, add 2 tspns oil and fry the above masala ingredients without coconut till dal is brown. Add coconut while grinding in mixie and grind it to a fine paste with little water.
In the same kadai, add 2 tspns of oil add onion and saute till soft. Add little salt.
Cook the toor dal and keep ready.
Keep a vessel on stove and add tamarind water. Now add onion to this and allow it to boil.
Add the grinded masala to it and boil.
Add curry leaves
Add dal mix well and allow it to boil. Add water if necessary.
Add jaggery for taste. Stir well and boil.
Season it with mustard.
Vengaya Sambar is ready to serve. It can be served with idlis, dosai or rice.