How to use Medu Vada Maker in your Kitchen

Well, if you don’t want to risk your hands in hot oil, you should definitely get a Medu Vada Maker for home use.

Many restaurant chefs use this type of tools to make their job easier in busy kitchens. Of course, we can’t use those huge automated machines, but there are some effective tools available in the market for small home kitchens.

In case you’re not finding an appropriate Medu Vada Maker in local stores, take a look at the following online listings.

Medu Vada Makers for Home Kitchen

You can choose your Medu Vada Maker from this table –

MaterialStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless Steel
Weight 358 gm159 gm191 gm
Price~ Rs. 200/-~ Rs. 300/-~ Rs. 150/-

Some Useful Tips to use Medu Vada Maker at Home

Even though this tool is quite useful, you should know how to use it properly.

So, here’re some tips that can help you with the Medu Vada maker –

1. Regular Mixer vs. Wet Grinder

Does it make any difference? Well, it certainly does.

You should always use dal mixture, which is perfectly ground using Wet Grinder. This way, the vadas come out well from the Vada Maker and get the amazing restaurant like texture in the end.

Do try it out!


If you don’t have a wet grinder, you can also buy readymade vada mixture from local grocery store. It will save a lot of time for you.

And if you want to use a mixer, do grind it to the perfect consistency and then blend it further using any electronic blender. It will help in getting the soft and fluffy texture.

2. Consistency

This is the secret!

If you can manage to acquire the consistency of your dal mixture, you won’t face any issues with the Medu Vada Maker. And you will eventually enjoy making vadas from this useful and safe tool.

So, how do you get a perfect consistency? 

For consistency test, you just need to put a small mixture ball in the clean water. If it floats, you’ve got the right consistency for your vadas.

If the ball sits at the bottom, you will have to grind it more. That’s it!

Here’re some steps to follow while grinding the vada mixture –

  1. Take your soaked dal and mix it with other ingredients in a wet grinder. Grind everything till you get the smooth batter.
  2. Add less water, as it should form a soft dough-like mixture.
  3. Put this ground mixture in a bowl and let it rest for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Now, transfer it to the greased Medu Vada Maker and start making vadas in hot oil.

3. Oil

Make sure you grease the utensil thoroughly.

Yes, that’s right! You should always grease the inner walls with a good amount of oil and let it stand for some time. Then, you can add the mixture into it and follow the standard vada making procedure as described in the maker’s guide.

4. Shape

This is another common complaint you get to hear from many users.

Unfortunately, some of your Medu Vadas will appear like crispy onion rings with large holes. There is nothing much you can do about it.

You can, however, press the tool firmly and let the mixture slide on its own from the bottom. Don’t shake your hands while performing this process. Keep them as steady as possible.

5. Practice, Practice & Practice some more!

If you fail in your first few attempts, don’t just give up! Try again till you master the art of making these crispy vadas.

Once you get the hang of this useful tool, I’m sure you won’t go back to the traditional and slightly risky method.

So, enjoy the experience with your new Medu Vada Maker and do let me know how it turns out in the comments section below.

All the best!

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