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Who's got an "injera" recipe?

#1 Postby mkiojon » Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:27 am

We've been talking about Ethiopian food in a different thread so it made me think of this. I have checked online for recipes for injera but I have failed at making the ones that I have come across. I am having difficulties with the fermenting process. Has anyone successfully made injera and if so, what's the secret? Thanks!

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#2 Postby veganmadre » Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:56 pm

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I don't make this nearly enough but it is fantastic and makes a TON!

Injera (Ethiopian Flat Bread)
3 cups self-rising flour
½ cup whole wheat flour
½ cup cornmeal
1 T active dry yeast (equiv. of one package)
3 ½ cups water


*Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
*Cover and let set an hour or longer until batter rises and becomes stretchy.
*The batter can sit for as long as 3-6 hours if you need it to. (3 hrs is what I prefer)
*When you are ready, stir batter if liquid has settled on the bottom.
*In blender, whip 2 c. of batter at a time, thinning it with 1/2-3/4 c. water. Batter will be quite thin.
*Heat a 10-inch or 12-inch non-stick frying pan over medium to medium-high heat.
*Pour batter into heated pan (1/2 c. if using a 12-inch pan; 1/3 c. if using a 10-inch pan) and quickly swirl pan to spread batter as thin as possible. Batter should be no thicker than 1/8 inch.
*Do NOT turn. Injera is cooked through when bubbles appear all over the top.
*Lay each Injera on a towel for a minute or two then stack in a covered dish to keep warm. (VERY important to rest on towel before stacking!)
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#3 Postby ljk11 » Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:45 pm

Isn't Ethiopian injera typically made with teff flour (not wheat)?

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#4 Postby veganmadre » Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:56 pm

ljk11 wrote:Isn't Ethiopian injera typically made with teff flour (not wheat)?


It is - but the fermentation takes days and I've tried many different approaches to injera making and find this one the best - slightly fermented without excessive time needed. It's gotten rave reviews from those I've served it to in the past. :D
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#5 Postby mkiojon » Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:46 pm

Thanks for the info! I'll have to give it a shot. I do have Teff flour as well but I am stoked to try this.


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