Arugam pullu- bermuda grass rasam

bermuda grass rasam
Arugam pullu (Bermuda grass) rasam is been on my agenda for a very long time.  But, whenever I would attempt the photograph- it used to look really hopeless  with all the reflections of me which prompts me never to post the recipe. Slowly with evolving skills, I am gearing up to try out new skills to showcase the rasam.  Stay in with me on this and do offer your suggestions with respect to the photograph.
Rasam is a comfort soup recipe, a South Indian idea for having a rice soup kind of dinner.  In our case,the majority in the house, love the rasam expect one of my progeny, nevertheless, manages with the other items on the dinner plate for that day.surprisingly this one was accepted as soup easily, than the usual tussle for Rasam.
The addition of  Bermuda grass doesn’t change the flavour a lot but adds a bit of good health option.

Bermuda grass

  •  Bermudagrass, Cynodon dactylon, is a very well known alkalising agent.
  • The juice has shown significant hypoglycemic properties in multiple research studies.
  • With 65 percent chlorophyll,  it can supply a needed amount of iron to the body upon regular consumption.
  • A natural detox solution for the body.
  • It’s best for lactating mothers as it induces prolactin formation and thereby better milk flow (also the iron and calcium  content helps)
  • The mineral balance in the grass helps to control bleeding. Especially menstrual bleeding.
 bermuda grass rasam
It’s best to have the juice naturally but many shy away as it has a grassy odour. Well, in that case, this recipe is very useful. For a very long time, I have been trying to add this to my menu. The current recipe is an adaptation from Nee’s kitchen  with some changes.
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Make the rasam with any of these and rice
Keep the rasam powder  handy

South indian style homemade Rasam powder

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bermuda grass rasam

Arugam pullu rasam

Bermudagrass rasam
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Drinks, sidedish, Soups and salad, Traditional
Cuisine Indian, Medicinal, One pot, South indian, tamilnadu, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
Servings 4 people


To Grind and extract

  • 1 handful Bermuda grass Arugam pullu / karuga pullu
  • 1 cup drinking water boiled cooled

To add finally

  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
  • 3 tbsp Lemon juice

For tempering

  • 1 tsp ghee / clarified butter or oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds kadugu / rai
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds jeera
  • 1 sprig curry leaves karuvepillai
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida

For boiling

  • 1/4 cup split pigeon pea cooked and mashed
  • 2 cups drinking water
  • 1/2 medium Tomato chopped fine
  • 1 tbsp rasam powder
  • salt to taste


  • Wash the Arugam pullu (Bermuda Grass) 3 -4 times.
  • Remove all the dirt and mud.
  • Blend this with 2 cups of warm cooled water.
  • Strain out the juice and set aside.
  • Set a deep  sauce pot on medium heat and add the tomato, Cooked dal, water, salt and radar powder and bring to a rolling boil
  • Simmer for a while till a great aroma of the radar powder fills the space.
  • Set a small pan for tempering and add all the ingredients.
  • As the mustard splutters remove from heat  and add to the boiling rasam.  Take care at this point as it tends to steam and bubble up.
  • Take the rasam off the heat.   Cool for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the lemon juice,Bermuda grass  juice, coriander leaves and stir well. Now the Rasam is ready to serve.    
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6 years ago

Just read the recipe and understand why I shouldn’t boil once arugampul is added. Thanks dear, it sure is overloaded with goodness. Will definitely add this in my menu.

Poonam Bachhav
6 years ago

Great share !

Vidya Narayan
6 years ago

Loved reading the post and facts about the super ingredient. Great share and Rasams are truly comforting. Great recipe!

Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth
6 years ago

Very interesting! Would love to see how the ingredient looks like so that we get an idea… 🙂

6 years ago

Great recipe, sounds very nice and looks delicious 🙂

6 years ago

I have never heard of Bermuda grass..rasam sounds delicious!

6 years ago

Never tried or tasted but wonderful recipe.. thanks for sharing

Nivedita Thadani
6 years ago

Never heard about this grass. But looks very inviting. Hope I will get this one day here and follow your recipe. Thank you Seema for introducing this to us

Sapana Behl
Sapana Behl
6 years ago

Never heard of this grass but reading about it, I would love to try it.

6 years ago

Such a comforting rasam recipe. Love the detailed explanation on ingredients and process.

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