Injera Bread – 100% Teff Flour #Breadbakers

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Injera Fun Facts :-

Most of the Ethiopian restaurants in America do not make a 100% Teff flour Injera!  Most of the times, barley, sorghum or wheat flour are added to the Injera sourdough.

Traditional Injera is made from the flour of a grain called Teff.

Teff is Naturally gluten free and It is also an Ancient Grain.

Injera is cooked on a griddle fitted with a dome shaped lid called the Mitad. You can make it on a cast iron skillet and cover with a lid.

It serves as the utensil to eat. You basically tear a portion out and use that to scoop wot, farmer’s cheese, Shiro, Azifa, Gomen, Tibs , Alicha etc. All those are placed on top a injera and you eat with your hands.

It is not unusual to feed the person next to you with your hands. In fact it is encouraged.

Injera Bread


I fermented my Teff flour with a mix of whey and yeast. I gave it 2 days for it to ferment thinking if I do Anything more and we would have an unpleasant sour tasting bread.  I should have let it stay in for another day. Although I am not super happy with the texture of the bread , the flavors were good.  I am leaving a recipe for the process I followed, but I will soon update how longer fermentation helped or did not help with the texture.

Injera Bread


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Injera Bread – 100% Teff Flour #Breadbakers

Course bread
Cuisine Ethiopian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 injera


  • 2 cups teff flour
  • 1 C teff flour For adding later
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 C whey from yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • A little oil/ ghee to coat the pan


  1. Stir together 2 Cups of teff flour and whey and water in a non reactive bowl/ glass jar. Add in the yeast and mix to combine.
  2. Cover with a lid and leave in a dark closet for at least 24 hours.
  3. Check the mixture for a risen, cracked, or bubbly surface which will tell you that your batter is ready.
  4. When you are ready to make Injera, add the salt and and the remaining 1 C teff flour. Add water to make a pourable batter - like the pancakes and let it rest for another 20 to 30 minutes.
  5. Heat a griddle/ pan to medium heat and lightly coat with oil. Pour about 1/2 to 3/4 C of the batter into the pan until the entire surface is evenly covered, about ¼” thick. Cover with a lid and cook for 2- 3 minutes. Cook only on one side without flipping it over.
  6. Slide the injera out of the pan with a spatula and repeat the process using the rest of the batter.

Recipe Notes

The bread takes anywhere from 24 hours to 3 days to ferment. That time is not included in the prep time.

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  3. Great recipe, and even better introduction with it, I enjoyed reading it, and I will definitely try teff flour – if I succeed to find it in Europe…

  4. I tried injera once at an Ethiopian restaurant and I thought it was one of the most disgusting things I have ever tasted. Traditionally I think they ferment it for many days which leads to its unpleasantly SOUR taste plus I can’t tolerate the spongy texture however I have met people who love it. I think its just one of those things you either LOVE or HATE…sorry to say I belong to the latter category and because of that I have been hesitant to try teff in any way, shape of form 🙂

    Regardless, yours looks great for the injera lovers….

  5. I think your Injera look great Anshie — very soft and perfectly holey 🙂 I’ve made them with sourdough starter, but I’m tempted to try your version some time soon.

  6. Your injera sure looks good to me, Anshie! I’ve only eaten at an Ethiopian restaurant once but I really enjoyed everything from the injera “plate” to the extras that were served along with it.

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