Today I am here with Parangikai Kootu Recipe. Parangikai is nothing but Yellow Pumpkin(Manjal Poosanikai) and in my home town it is also known as Arasanikkai. This vegetable is slightly sweeter and has lot of health benefits. My mom makes Sambar, Kuzhambu, Poriyal etc., with this vegetable. I am yet to try them but prepared Kootu with manjal poosanikkai recently and my hubby loved it. The bright orange color of the vegetable made it attractive for my kids, they ate it without any complaints too. This Kootu can be served as a side dish by making it semi dry and also make it stew consistency and serve as gravy for rice. I have tried making kootu with both chana dal and moong dal and both versions were good. If planning to serve this as a side dish I would make it with chana dal and if serving as a gravy with rice then I would add moong dal. It is just my choice. You can add either one as per your preference.