Cornitos DIY Kits Review: Wraps For Lip-Smacking Dinners
Team Mishry made mouthwatering meals with Cornitos DIY Kits. While we devoured two variants, there was one that disappointed us.
An unexpected guest, a hangry you, or a lazy evening- it’s best to stay prepared when these surprises strike. And a better, more filling alternative to frozen fries is something with a little bit of everything. Like a WRAP!
An amalgamation of kathis and burritos, there are paneer wraps, egg wraps, chicken wraps, veggie wraps, you name it. Quick yet filling, wraps make for the perfect on-the-go meals as no cutlery is really needed.
But best of all? Each bite is a party, a burst of collective flavors. However, pre-prepping the many elements of a wrap may be time-consuming. What must be done then? Enter: Cornitos DIY Kits. Known for their nachos, Cornitos has introduced a new product in three flavor variants. Team Mishry got their hands on these and here’s our Cornitos DIY Kits review. Let’s find out if they were easy to make and assemble.
Cornitos DIY Kits – Everything You Need To Know
Cornitos DIY Kits come with easy-to-follow steps. The tortilla wraps, the kebab premix, sauces, and seasonings are all neatly laid out in the box.
From flavors of the Middle East to something Lucknowi, we reviewed all three variants.
Can you guess which was Mishry’s Top Pick?
1. Available Variants
Cornitos DIY Kits are available in a falafel wrap, shami kebab wrap, and hara bhara kebab wrap variant.
2. Serving Size
Each DIY kit contains six servings.
3. Main Ingredients
The tortilla wraps, salsa dip, and seasoning ingredients are listed below.
Refined wheat flour (62%), water, edible vegetable oil (sunflower, cottonseed, palm oil), common salt, humectant, and other ingredients.
Tomatoes (45%), tomato paste (15%), onions, water, liquid glucose, jalapenos, lemon juice, sugar, capsicum, iodized salt, garlic, spices, condiments, and herbs.
Iodized salt, sugar, mixed spices (chilli, onion, garlic, pepper, oregano, celery), dehydrated tomato powder, milk solids, hydrolyzed soya protein, yeast extract powder.
Following are the ingredients used in the kebab premix. These are made using all-natural ingredients.
Cornitos DIY Kit Falafel Wrap
Potato flakes, spices and condiments (onion, garlic, cumin, parsley), roasted chana dal, refined wheat flour, bread crumbs, iodised salt, edible vegetable oil (sunflower).
Cornitos DIY Kit Shami Kebab Wrap
Potato flakes, spices & condiments (cumin, onion, chilli, garlic, coriander, ginger, bayleaf), iodised salt, chana dal powder, sugar, hydrolysed vegetable protein (soya), edible vegetable oil (sunflower).
Cornitos DIY Kit Hara Bhara Kebab Wrap
Potato flakes, spices & condiments (parsley, garlic, onion, black pepper, coriander, fenugreek, cumin, spearmint, chilli), hydrolysed vegetables (peas), sugar, milk solids, cheese powder, yeast powder, edible vegetable oil (sunflower).
Cornitos DIY Wrap Kits – Our Review Factors
For our Cornitos DIY Wrap Kits review, we gauged them on the following parameters-
How do the kebabs taste? Do the salsa dips and seasonings enhance the flavor or do they completely overtake the taste of kebabs? Are the tortillas fresh tasting? How tasty is that collective bite of the wrap?
2. Ease of Making
Are the Cornitos DIY kits as simple to make and assemble as shown in the steps? Are they quick to make? Any additional ingredients needed? If yes, are they easily available in most home kitchens? How convenient is this product?
3. Product Outcome
Do the kebabs retain shape? Or do they break while cooking/frying? Are the tortillas able to hold the contents of the wrap? What about the salsa and seasoning quantities?
Is the price justified or would it be a viable option to just order in?
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Cornitos DIY Wrap Kits Review- Detailed Review
Here is a table comparing all the DIY Kits by Cornitos –
|Cornitos DIY Wrap Kits||Cornitos DIY Kit Falafel Wrap||Cornitos DIY Kit Shami Kebab Wrap||Cornitos DIY Kit Hara Bhara Kebab Wrap|
|Main Ingredients (Kebab Premix)||Potato flakes, spices, and condiments (onion, garlic, cumin, parsley), roasted chana dal, refined wheat flour, bread crumbs, iodized salt, edible vegetable oil (sunflower)||Potato flakes, spices & condiments (cumin, onion, chilli, garlic, coriander, ginger, bayleaf), iodized salt, chana dal powder, sugar, hydrolyzed vegetable protein (soya), edible vegetable oil (sunflower)||Potato flakes, spices & condiments (parsley, garlic, onion, black pepper, coriander, fenugreek, cumin, spearmint, chili), hydrolyzed vegetables (peas), sugar, milk solids, cheese powder, yeast powder, edible vegetable oil (sunflower)|
|Available Sizes||500 g||500 g||500 g|
|Price||INR 390||INR 390||INR 390|
For a smooth-flowing review, we started by preparing all the elements of the wrap. Following the serving suggestions shown, we julienned, diced, and chopped the required veggies.
The kebab premix had to be kneaded and that’s what we hopped on to next. The premix turned into a dough almost effortlessly. We liked that! Additionally, the water to premix ratio that the brand suggested is spot-on! We did not have to make any adjustments to the recipe. These kebabs can be deep-fried, shallow fried, and air-fried too if you’re looking to cut on some extra calories. For our review, we shallow fried all three variants in olive oil.
The Tortilla Wrap
While the kebabs were cooking, we slightly grilled the tortilla wraps as mentioned. Since the tortilla wraps tie the entire meal together, they must not only look identical but also taste fresh. We checked the wraps for any foul smell/odor and fortunately, that wasn’t the case! Texture-wise, they felt soft and pliable.
The Salsa Dip
As we opened one of the two packs of the salsa dip, we noticed a luscious, rich-looking red-brown color. We could see bits of tomatoes that weren’t as chunky as homemade salsa. The aroma of this salsa dip backed the ‘all-natural ingredients used’ claim. Jalapenos added to the salsa dip bring well-balanced heat. It is not overpowering but also not too subtle. Overall, the dip tasted fresh, tangy, with balanced spiciness and heat. As compared to most store-bought salsa dips, this had balanced salt levels too! Thumbs up for that!
The seasoning was a deep shade of coral. A strong masaledar aroma and an intense chili kick best describe this seasoning.
How To Make The Perfect Wrap
- Kebabs – 240 ml of lukewarm water must be added to the entire pack (120 g) of kebab premix. Knead this well until a soft dough-like consistency is achieved. Let this rest for around five minutes.
- Once rested, shape the dough into 12 kebabs of 30 g each. The brand recommends adding two kebabs in each wrap.
- You can deep fry/air fry the kebabs, based on preference.
- We shallow fried them in vegetable oil.
- Tortilla Wraps- Just before assembling the wrap, heat both sides for 15 seconds each.
- Assembling The Wrap- Take the heated tortilla wrap and place veggies as preferred or as shown on the box, in the center.
- Place two fried kebabs over the veggies. Add the salsa dip as per taste.
- At this stage, you can add some mint-flavored mayonnaise and sweet onion over the kebabs (the mayo and sweet onion sauce does not come with this kit).
- Finally, sprinkle some seasoning and roll the wrap before heating it again.
- In a preheated griller, apply some olive oil and place the folded wrap.
- Let the wrap cook well, and voila! Your freshly prepared wrap is ready!
1. Cornitos DIY Kit Falafel Wrap
The falafel wrap was a hit! It tasted very homestyle and was quite commendable in terms of flavors and textures.
In the powdered form, we could see coriander and parsley bits with some cumin and sesame seeds. All-in-all, we observed multiple flavors come together beautifully in this Cornitos DIY wrap.
Inspired by the images on the box, we added some black olives, onions, red and yellow bell peppers with lettuce leaves under the falafels.
- Cornitos DIY Kit falafel wrap contains six servings.
- There are six eight-inch tortilla wraps.
- You also get two packs of salsa dips and one pouch holding the seasoning.
- The kebab premix ideally makes 12 pieces.
- The recipe and steps are mentioned on the box flap.
- This product must be stored under cool and dry conditions.
- We could taste the flavor of chickpeas in the falafels.
- Additionally, there was a rich herby flavor from coriander and parsley.
- We liked the layers of textures- a grainy, crunchy exterior with super soft insides.
- The mild garlicky flavor paired with cumin gives a lovely savory taste to these falafels.
- The salt levels were very well balanced.
Best Suited For
If you prefer a chickpea-based filling in your wraps, this would do the job. We give this variant full marks for its texture.
Taste-wise, it is herby, shows a good flavor of chickpeas, and is overall well-balanced. It is not too spicy which makes a decent snack for kids too
2. Cornitos DIY Kit Shami Kebab Wrap
The key difference between Shami kebabs and all other kebabs in the world is the delicate structure of the former. Typically, shami kebabs are made using meat (beef) and chana dal. Cornitos made this gluten-free goodness using only vegetarian ingredients.
Can it match the silkiness we expect?
PS- We added bell peppers with some lettuce leaves and served the wraps hot with lemon wedges!
- The box contains six tortilla wraps, one pack of kebab premix, two salsa dips, and one pouch of the seasoning.
- There are six eight-inch tortilla wraps.
- One box comes with 120 g of kebab premix.
- The kebab premix is a coarse powder.
- During the dry test, the kebab premix had a sour aroma.
- Cornitos Shami Kebabs majorly tasted of chana dal.
- One DIY kit is priced at INR 390.
- It is made using all natural ingredients.
- The tortilla wrap was soft and browned quickly (in under 30 seconds)
- The premix to water ratio suggestion is perfect!
- The kebab premix could be effortlessly kneaded into a dough.
- Similarly, it was easy to shape and did not break while shallow frying.
- Taste-wise, these kebabs felt fresh with balanced levels of salt and spice. It is seasoned beautifully.
- The binding agents (potatoes and soya) did not alter the taste.
- These ingredients ensured a nicely bound kebab.
- We loved the crunchy exterior-soft interior of the kebab.
Best Suited For
Craving for something that packs relatively more flavor? Cornitos Shami Kebab wraps are just that.
The spices used in the kebab premix are exceptional. They’ve been used in the right quantities, ensuring no one spice overpowers the other or takes away from the original kebab flavor.
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3. Cornitos DIY Kit Hara Bhara Kebab Wrap
Cornitos DIY Kit Hara Bhara Kebab wrap was quite a disappointing experience. We went into this expecting a fresh-tasting, vibrant green kebab-filled wrap. The hara bhara kebab premix is well-blended. It isn’t as crumbly as the shami kebabs or falafels we tried. Hara Bhara kebabs had a pasty texture once we shaped them and a smoother bite.
Coming to the taste, the salt and seasonings were decent. What ruined it for us was the bitterness at the end of each bite. This bitterness starts off as a minty flavor and gets intense until it’s super bitter.
To assemble this wrap, we added some lettuce leaves with onions and tomatoes.
- The flap mentions the recipe and cooking instructions.
- It is recommended to add two 10 g kebabs in a wrap.
- The hara bhara premix was mildly coarse.
- We could see the dehydrated peas used.
- This dry powder had a lot of green specs and a minty aroma.
- 100 g of the kebabs provide 331 kcal.
- These kebabs had a beautiful texture.
- They had a soft, smooth bite.
- No kebab broke/cracked while frying.
- Visually, it matches the homemade version of the same.
- The kebabs had a very industrial taste.
- The overpowering bitterness ruined our experience.
Cornitos DIY Kits Review – Which Flavour Stands Out?
Our Top Pick for Cornitos DIY Kits is based on the flavor and texture since the cooking process was the same.
While hara bhara kebabs were beautiful in terms of texture, the overpowering bitterness was strongly disliked.
Both, shami kebabs and falafels were delicious!
But the way the shami kebabs could easily pass off as the original store-bought variants did it for us. To add to this, the spices used in this variant uplifted the entire meal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Cornitos DIY Wrap Kits Review
1. Are Cornitos DIY kebab wraps healthy?
Yes, these wraps have decent amounts of all macronutrients. To make them even healthier, you can shallow fry/air fry them.
2. What are the kebab wraps made of?
The wraps are made of refined wheat flour.
3. How many servings are there in a single packet of each cornitos DIY wrap kit?
One kit has six servings.
4. Do these wraps come in healthy packaging?
Yes, the packaging looks very premium. All elements of the wrap are individually packed. The flap also has cooking instructions/recipes.
Cornitos DIY wrap kits review led us to the answer of a crucial question we asked in the begining. Are these value for money? On an average, a single veggie kebab wrap would cost anywhere between Rs 100-200/- depending on the city and restaurant. For 390 bucks per kit, which holds six wraps, a kebab-mix, seasoning and salsa, these DIY Kits are completely worth it!
Texture-wise, Cornitos has done a decent job in all three variants. The kebabs were soft yet crispy, none of them broke while kneading or frying. The salsa dip and seasoning are prepared in a way to complement the kebab flavors and bring the entire meal together.
Would you satisfy your next craving with this?
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