Stainless Steel Medu Vada Maker Review

A Medu Vada maker promises to make your job making medu vadas easier, but does it really? Mishry reviews and finds out for you!

Medu Vada is a popular South Indian fritter that is made using urad dal. This doughnut-shaped food is most commonly enjoyed as a breakfast or a snack. It is crispy on the outside and soft and spongy on the inside. While most South Indians make this snack with hands, there are manufacturers who offer stainless steel medu vada makers to make it easier for those who may not know how to make or shape a medu vada correctly. We decided to try the vada maker and see if it really makes your task easier.

Important Facts About The Stainless Steel Medu Vada Maker

  • The medu vada maker comes with a plastic stand.
  • It is dishwasher safe.
  • It has a press down knob to make perfectly shaped medu vadas.
  • It can be used to make doughnuts too.

How To Use A Medu Vada Maker?

  1. Take a kadhai. Add some oil to it and heat it.
  2. Put the medu vada mix in the maker.
  3. Bring the maker above the oil once it is hot. Now, press the lever and press the lever down and release some part of the mix.
  4. The mix tends to fall from the hole in the center, right in the oil.
  5. Fry the medu vada till it becomes golden brown.
  6. Take the medu vadas out on a plate and enjoy it with chutney or sambhar.
 Stainless Steel Medu Vada Maker Review

Stainless Steel Medu Vada Maker

It is a lightweight product and claims to make perfectly shaped medu vada. The maker is made of stainless steel, making it quite durable.

Price: 295/-*

*Price at the time of review

#FirstImpressions Of The Stainless Steel Medu Vada Maker

We made medu vada using the Medu Vada Instant Mix by Haldiram. All we did was add water to the mix and prepare a consistency that could be compatible with the medu vada maker. We made at least 5 attempts to make medu vada in the maker, and surprisingly enough, it didn’t work even once! These attempts included making the batter thick, runny, semi-thick, and smooth, to see if something works out. In all the cases, as soon we pressed the lever down, the batter spread out in the oil, making weirdly shaped vadas. It is not the best product you could use to make medu vadas. In fact, we resorted to making vadas with our hands and those turned out pretty good. This is definitely not for someone who doesn’t know how to make or shape medu vadas at all.

Why This Medu Vada Is A Disappoint

  1. The medu vada maker stand is useless. As soon as you keep the container on it, it tends to lose its balance; with or without the batter. The stand is not at all sturdy.
  2. The stainless steel medu vada maker comes with no instruction manual – so if you are a novice, you would never know how to use it.
  3. The handles of the maker are very sharp. A little pressure while pressing the lever could lead to a bruised/cut finger.
  4. It just doesn’t seem to work. The batter failed to make a doughnut-like shape, despite the batter being thick, smooth and runny.
  5. Medu Vada maker is tough to clean. The maker is complicated and you could hurt yourself while cleaning it from the inside.

We would definitely not recommend this medu vada maker. While it is made for the convenience of the user, it seemed to make our job tougher. Moreover, it led to a lot of wastage.

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  1. Nalini Rao says

    I was so excited to see this product, so sad it was a disappointment.. my vada are never proper doughnut shaped.

  2. Great to have reviews online which are HONEST ! Most only want to sell products and will say anything to make sure they do that. Thank you for this ! Do keep looking for a better vada maker for us !

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