Homemade Injera Recipe – Ethiopian Flatbread

Injera is a spongy, slightly sour flatbread from Ethiopia and Eritrea, considered to be the national dish of these two countries. It is a “plate”on a plate, with various dishes being piled on it and, using one’s fingers, one breaks off little pieces of the injera to scoop it all up.

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Injera Ethiopian Flatbread rolled up
Injera Ethiopian Flatbread

Injera Ingredients

Injera is traditionally made with a combination of teff flour and wheat flour. This is because teff, being the world’s smallest grain, is fairly expensive and is also very intimidating in terms of flavour.

My kids find the taste of teff a little too strong, so when I make it at home, I use the quick method that I’ve given in the recipe card, using wheat and rice flour. It’s a recipe that I learnt from an Ethiopian couple who ran a restaurant in London (more of that below).

All you need to make traditional Injera is:

  • teff flour (or some plain flour or rice flour)
  • water
  • salt
  • vegetable oil or ghee for cooking

The traditional Injera batter is made then left to stand for 2-3 days, resulting in a strong, sour smell, much like sourdough but much more pungent.

Injera Ethiopian Flatbread close-up
A close-up picture of the flatbread

Injera Recipe without Teff (Easy Injera Recipe)

All you need to do is use equal amounts of rice flour and regular plain flour, and follow the rest of the recipe, as given below.

The result is a light, spongy injera that soaks up all the delicious flavours you’ll be serving it with.

Gluten Free Injera

Teff flour is gluten free. So if you only use Teff four or half and half with rice flour, your injera will be gluten free.

My Ethiopian culinary introduction began in London when, for a year or so, I had an Ethiopian couple staying next to me. We became fast friends and loved cooking with each other; and on the odd occasion when I didn’t have a date (yes, it happened), I’d volunteer to babysit their two boys, as they also ran a small Ethiopian restaurant.

They taught me how to cook Injera, make my own Berbere and Niter Kibbeh and various Wat (wett/stews) recipes. I ended up cooking in their restaurant kitchen too, whenever they needed extra help, which ended up being more often than I’d anticipated, which was absolutely fine with me!

It was a priceless education, because at that point in time, East and West African cooking was the final frontier for me! I am still in touch with them after all these years and unbelievably, the boys are in their 20s now!

The traditional Injera batter is made then left to stand for 2-3 days, resulting in a strong, sour smell, much like sourdough but much more pungent. My kids absolutely detest it, which is why I use the quick method more often than not. It’s only when I’m having a party or cooking for clients that I go down the malodorous route!

I’ll give you both methods here.

Doro Wot, Ethiopian Chicken Stew on Injera
Doro Wot, Ethiopian Chicken Stew on Injera (click image for Doro Wot Recipe)

How to serve Injera?

Traditionally served with Ethiopian stews, lentils and vegetables. Doro Wot (above) is a classic topping, along with farmer’s cheese, some spinach and perhaps another stew and vegetable dish. However, this will also go with all manner of curries and Indian sides.

As seen in the picture above, you place it on a plate and top with whatever you’re serving it with. Alternatively, roll and cut at a diagonal to allow diners to help themselves to the roti.

Why is my Injera Sticking?

I posted this recipe in 2014. Over the years, there have been many successful stories, but I’ve also had a few fails from readers. The biggest issue is that their injera is sticking to the pan. So here are some tips and tricks to ensure that your injera doesn’t stick.

  1. Use a non stick pan or skillet.
  2. I usually don’t grease my non stick pans if they are less than a year old. But if they’ve had a lot of use, then a light rub with greased kitchen paper will do the trick.
  3. Always save one pan in the house for making pancakes, so the pan remains free of nicks and bumps that will mess with your pancakes and cause them to stick.
  4. Make sure your pan is hot enough, so the batter that touches the surface will immediately firm up slightly.
  5. Your batter may be too thin and runny. Always err on the side of caution and have your batter slightly thicker than you think it wants to be. Then you can thin it down if necessary, 1 Tbsp at a time.
    Add 40 g (1/4 cup) rice flour to thicken batter.
  6. Leave the lid on until your injera is fully cooked. The sides should be curled up.

If your batter is turning into a lump on your pan, the best solution to this is to add rice flour to your batter. Depending on how much you made, blend in 40 g (1/4 cup) of rice flour to your batter to “toughen it up”.

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Lin xx

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Injera Ethiopian Flatbread rolled up

Injera Recipe – Ethiopian Flat Bread

Injera is a spongy, slightly sour flatbread from Ethiopia and Eritrea, considered to be the national dish of these two countries.
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Course: Breads and Rotis
Cuisine: Ethiopian
Keyword: ethiopian, flatbread, injera
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 (Serves 4-6)
Calories: 273kcal
Author: Azlin Bloor


Starter (needs 2 hours)

    If you have sourdough, skip this step and use that instead, same amount as in the Injera batter recipe below)

    • 60 g teff flour
    • 60 g rice flour
    • 200 ml water
    • ½ Tbsp active dry yeast
    • ½ Tbsp white sugar

    Traditional Injera

    • 250 g teff flour
    • 250 g rice flour
    • 70 g Injera starter
    • 1 litre tepid water
    • 1 tsp salt added right at the end (Final Injera batter, step 2)
    • vegetable oil or ghee for cooking

    Quick Injera

    • 250 g teff flour
    • 250 g plain flour or rice flour
    • 2 tsp dry active yeast
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 800 – 1 litre ml warm water
    • 125 ml very hot water just off the boil is perfect


    Traditional Injera

      The Starter

      • Place the teff flour, rice flour, yeast, sugar and water in a large ceramic bowl and mix thoroughly.
      • Cover with a kitchen paper and leave somewhere warm to sit for 2 hours, to rise.
        If you don't have anywhere that's not cold (if it's winter), turn your oven light on, and place the starter in there. BUT DO NOT TURN THE OVEN ON.
        I place mine in the airing cupboard, in winter time.

      Traditional Injera Batter (you need 2-3 days for this)

      • Place the teff and rice flours in a large bowl.
      • Add 70g (½ cup) of the starter.
      • Gradually add 250ml (1 cup) of the water, mixing with a wooden spoon. Add more water, a little at a time, until you have a very thick batter that resists the spoon.
      • Let the batter now sit for 2-3 days, covered with a kitchen paper or loosely covered with a lid, on your kitchen counter. This is the point where the batter will ferment, and at the end of it, you'll get a sour smell, much like sourdough.
        If you live in a warm climate, 2 days will do, otherwise, you might want to go for the whole 3 days. Some of my readers have had to go 4 days. So many factors affect this.
        What you are looking for is when you can see a clear fluid layer and the batter is beginning to release bubbles.
        In the summer, I start checking after 1 day. And the same goes if I'm keeping the batter somewhere warm like the airing cupboard.

      Making Injera Absit

      • When you've reached the right stage, as described above, pour off the liquid at the top.
      • In a small saucepan over high heat, boil 250ml water (1 cup). Add 80 ml (⅓ cup – use a proper measuring cup) of the injera batter to the boiling water, stirring continuously. Keep stirring until you get a thick porridge like batter. This is called absit.
      • Take the saucepan off the heat and transfer the absit to a bowl and leave to cool to almost room temperature. This will take about an hour.

      Final Injera Batter (another 1-2 hours) – done in a blender

      • When the absit has cooled, we are going to use a blender to mix everything up to give us a smooth batter. This is the Ethiopian way.
        In 2-3 batches, place some of the earlier Injera batter and some of the absit in your blender and blend to create a smooth batter.
        Place back into the original fermentation container that you used and leave to sit, covered loosely for another 1-2 hours, until there are plenty of bubbles in the batter. If you want this process to be fast, find a warm place. Otherwise, it may take a good 6 hours before you see those bubbles, which are crucial.
      • When the batter is bubbly, using a wooden spoon, stir in 250ml (1 cup) of lukewarm water and 1 tsp salt. Mix well.
        You are going for a pancake batter consistency. If you dip your fingers in the batter, it should all just run off, leaving a thin coat on your fingers, much like warm custard.

      Cooking the Injera

      • Ethiopians cook their Injera on a non stick electric griddle. If you have that, use it, if not, a large non stick flat griddle or frying pan will do. An Indian tawa will be perfect for this, if you have it.
        We're going to go ahead with a non stick pan on the stove. Heat the pan over medium-high heat.
      • Transfer your injera batter to a jug. When your pan has heated up, starting from the outside of the pan, pour your batter from a height of about 6 inches, in a circular motion, completely covering the pan.
        If you need to tilt the pan to cover all of it, do it quickly, as the batter will crisp up fast. But it's preferable not to tilt the pan. It may take you a couple of attempts to get the hang of it.
      • At about 30 seconds, you'll start to see air pockets or holes on the surface.. Now, cover the pan with a lid and cook for 1-2 minutes until the edge of the injera is curling up. The sizzling sound will also have subsided quite a bit at this stage.
        If your batter was on the thinner side, your injera ought to be done at 1 minute. So 1 or 2 minutes (or even 3) will depend on how thick your injera is.
        Injera with the edge curling up
      • Using a large, wide spatula, lift the side of the injera and slide onto a plate.
        Turn the heat off and time to check on our first injera, and adjust the batter, if necessary.
        If your injera is too soft, sticky or even worse, became a lump on the pan:
        pour a little of your batter into a blender and add 40 g (¼ cup) rice flour. Blend to a smooth paste, and stir this into the rest of the batter to mix thoroughly.
        If your injera is too thick or dry:
        stir in a little water, maybe about 2-4 Tbsp, to get a slightly thinner batter.
      • Continue cooking the rest of the injera and stack them on top of each other on the plate.
        You could reserve ½ cup batter to use as your starter, and store in the fridge for up to 1 week, for your next injera.
      • Leave the cooked injera to cool to room temperature, then cover with clingfilm and leave to sit for an hour before serving.
        The longer you leave the injera, the softer and tastier it will be. A day is perfect, making it a great recipe for when you have guests, as it can be done the day before.
        The injera can be frozen for up to 3 months (see article above).

      Quick Injera

      • In a large bowl, mix the yeast with a little bit of the warm water and stir to combine.
      • Add whichever 2 flours you’re using, along with the salt.
      • Gradually, add more warm water, stirring with a wooden spoon until you have a smooth batter, this time the consistency of thick pancake batter. Again, you may not need all the water.
      • Cover with cling film and let stand for 1 hour.
      • After an hour, the batter would have increased slightly, give it a stir and pour the hot water, stirring constantly, until you get the thick crêpe batter we mentioned in the traditional method.
      • Let stand for 20 minutes, then proceed to cook as above.


      Nutrition is based on the traditional Injera, without taking into account the cooking fat.


      Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 394mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 3mg
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      68 thoughts on “Homemade Injera Recipe – Ethiopian Flatbread”

      1. 5 stars
        Thanks! I still have much to learn after making my first injera, but I appreciated the different choices and advice on this page!

      2. 5 stars
        I can’t believe I just made injera!!! Thank you so much for this recipe! My mom was from Eritrea and after some time she had forgotten how to make this and we would drive hours to an Ethiopian market in Los Angeles to buy premade injera. She passed 2 years ago and I’m missing her cooking terribly, especially Ethiopian food! Decided to just try it and I’m ecstatic. Had to let it ferment 5-6 days due to the cold and I thinned it to the consistency of heavy cream before cooking. PERFECT! Thank you!!!!

        1. Hi Maria, I am so very pleased to hear that. It always makes me happy when someone from the relevant culture gives me a thumb ups for their recipe!
          Sorry to hear about your mum, I lost mine about a year or so ago.
          Now on to doro wot?

      3. 5 stars
        Hello Azlin.
        English is not my first language so maybe I’ve misread some of the instructions. When mixing the ingredients your instruction is:
        “Add water….very thick batter that resists the spoon.”
        How I interpreted it was a very thick batter almost doughy. So I ended up with a dough that rised and now is just drying out. No liquids 4 days in. Can you tell me how to understand it or give an example?
        Also in the ingredients it says 1 liter and the instructions 250 ml. Is that including making the absit or am I missing out on more?
        Kind regards Jeppe

        1. Hi Jeppe, I can see where the confusion lies, with my choice of words.
          The batter wants to be like cake batter, so a little runny but not thin like pancake batter.
          So you start with 250ml water, then you keep adding water until you have the right texture. You will probably not be using all the water. Every flour is different. Humidity also plays a part in how much water you’ll need.
          I’ll do a quick video tomorrow to show you the batter consistency and post it as a YouTube short, and will add the link here as a reply to your comment. Check back in 24 hours or so.
          Hopefully, in the new year, I’ll do a complete video of this.

          1. Hello,
            Is there a video update? I also think that my batter is too thick and no liquid is developing. Thank you!

      4. Hi Azlin,

        Thank you so much for posting this recipe and guiding us along the lines. I just mixed up the traditional batter and am very excited to see what it looks like in the next few days. I have one question: since you only use 70gram starter, what do you do with the rest of the starter if you’re not planning on making more injeras?

        Thank you!

        Kidn regards,


        1. Hi Lin, if I’m not making more injera with it, I do one of the following:
          1. use it as a “sourdough” discard, making pancakes, pizza, etc with it, with extra flour, etc.
          2. if I don’t want to use it immediately, I place it in the fridge for up to a week and still treat it as a discard without refreshing it.
          3. I convert it slowly to regular sourdough by feeding it with white or rye flour regularly.
          I hope that helps/ And let me know how the injera goes.

      5. Rob Newmarch

        I’ve just finished mixing up the traditional batter and looking forward to the result. The ingredients list includes salt but the instructions don’t say anything about salt (except in the quick version which is not what I’m doing). Is this an oversight or is salt not really needed? If it’s needed, is there a way for me to add it now?

        1. Hi Rob, it’s an oversight, I shall amend that. You can stir the salt in now. Many cooks I know add the salt just before cooking the batter, and yes, some don’t use salt at all. But I’ve always found flatbreads to have a more well rounded flavour with added salt.

        1. Hi Christiane, just noticed the amount of water is missing. I recently changed the recipe cards I’m using, and things got messed up. You’ll need 200ml (4/5 cup). I’ve added it to the list of ingredients.

      6. 5 stars
        Hi Azlin, thank you for this recipe, it came out perfectly, sour and spongy. It’s still a little cold here, so I left it to sit for 3 days. Was a little worried that I might have left it too long, but the final result was amazing. I made your doro wot to accompany it and everybody was very happy!
        I read a few comments that their batter stuck, I had no such problems, just wanted to tell you that. Thanks.

      7. 1 star
        Mine were like dried out thick pancakes. I tried adding more water to thin it out but they were still heavy even when thin. I also tried taking it off the skillet as soon as the last ‘wet’ blob was gone from the middle but then it tasted like raw dough. I tried lowering the heat. I tried on higher heat. I’ve had lots of injera at restaurants so I know what it is supposed to look/taste/feel like when done but this wasn’t even close. It was hard and dry and inedible.

      8. 5 stars
        Azlin, love injera. I had for the first time at an Ethiopian Restaurant in Nairobi and the had a wide variety of lentil and veg stews to go with it. Love the little sourness and the texture reminds me of soft dosa. Did I read right that one can make injera using half plain and half rice flour instead of teff? Want to try out the recipe at home.

        1. Hi Mayuri, the half plain and half rice flour injera isn’t really the real thing. It’s what I’ve done for my kids when they were young, although the idea was given to me by the Ethiopian couple I mention in the post above. Apparently, their family has always done it.
          What is quite common is for the teff to be mixed with rice or wheat flour to make injera, because teff is expensive compared to the other flours.

      9. Thank you for the care you put into the recipe and answering the questions! I live overseas where there are no international groceries, so I ordered some Bob’s Red Mill teff flour from Vitacost. The directions say to mix with water and salt and leave in the fridge for 8 hours. That didn’t seem right to me, given what I already know about fermentation, so I started searching and that’s how I found you. I’m guessing they say to put it in the fridge to protect themselves legally, and becuase they’re not prepared to answer all the questions like you do ;).

        I’m glad to see I can mix it with other gluten free flours. I’m going to experiment with brown rice flour and buckwheat flour. I’ve taken it out of the fridge this morning, and will let it stay on the counter for a couple of days. Hopefully I haven’t done any damage by chilling it over night! I’ll let you know how it goes.

        1. Good luck and have fun with the experiments, Cory.
          The chilling wouldn’t have ruined your batter, just slowed the fermentation right down. I hope the couple of days gave it enough of a kick.

      10. Hello! Thanks for posting. I’m curious: can you use the full amount of flour in the quick version with only Teff? I.e. skip the AP or rice flour and use all Teff.


        1. Hi Nora, teff flour has a fairly grainy feel to it, even when milled finely. So if you make your injera without fermenting it, the injera will turn out dense and chewy. I’ve not tried it, but you could add 1 tsp baking powder to the amount here, to skip the fermentation. However, you’ll be compromising on that sour flavour synonymous with fermentation, as we do in our quick versions.

      11. 5 stars
        I made your traditional recipe with only buckwheat flour. The batter fermented in two days (I live in Barcelona) and was wonderful. I made the injera with a curry and my husband was all praise, since we are both gluten intolerant. It’s going to be one of our favourites, I’m sure 🙂
        Thank you!

      12. Hi Evelyn, I’m sorry to hear that it didn’t work for you.
        It sounds very much like the pan was the culprit. What pan are you using? I wrote this post so many years ago, and have had so many SOS messages, I’ve been meaning to update it with troubleshooting tips, and that includes the issue you had.

        If you are using a cast iron pan, the fact that your batter is a mess each time means that the pan needs re seasoning. It may have the odd bump or scratch that the batter is catching on, or the seasoning has just worn off. On a cold pan, rub a little salt and any oil all over with kitchen paper, to get rid of any irregularities. Rinse, then re season as if from new.

        If you are using a non stick pan, and the batter is becoming too much of a mess, you may be using too much oil to begin with. If you are not, my suggestion would be to skip the grease completely, just pour the batter on your non stick pan (without greasing it first), wait 10 seconds, then drop a few drops of oil all around the injera to allow the edges to crisp up.

        I hope this helps and you have better luck next time. I know just how frustrating it is, as I’ve had similar problems with making pancakes over the years.

      13. Hello!
        I am making an Ethiopian feast tonight! I had used your traditional recipe and have had the batter sitting for two days. I noticed yesterday it started smelling bad (not sour – like rot) – and this morning it smells worse even though it is very bubbly.
        So – I threw it it and will try your quick Injera recipe tonight. Do you have any last minute tips for mimicking the traditional sour taste? My sourdough starter is in the fridge, so I don’t think I can wake it in time.
        Also, do you prefer AP or rice flour for the mix along with teff?
        Also, is there any benefit to letting the quick injera sit longer? I could start it now and that would give it about 8 hours before cook time.
        Thanks again!
        (I accidentally originally posted this question as a reply on someone’s else’s post – so am reposting here. My apologies!)

        1. Hi Ellen, if you have time, leave your quick batter to sit on the counter until you’re ready to make them. The batter will take on more of that spongy feel when it’s cooked, if you leave it to sit a few hours. If you have sourdough, you don’t have to wake it for the injera, just use some of its discard to add a sour taste to your quick batter.
          I’m replying about 2 hours after you left your comment, os you probably have about 5-6 hours for the batter to sit? That’s perfect for the quick injera.

          1. Wonderful – step one is done and it is sitting.
            I used 200 g teff, 200 g AP, ~100 g sleepy starter, ~500 ml water, 1 tsp salt.. I also still included the 2 tsp of instant yeast as the sourdough started wasn’t active.

            I’m not sure whether I should add the boiling water in an hour, or right before we cook tonight.. but hopefully this won’t matter too much either way. Will let you know if I don’t hear back from you.

            Thank you again!

        1. Hi Nicole, I’m really pleased to hear that. And thanks for letting us know how long it took to ferment. It’ll help other readers know that there’s no need to panic after 2 days. 🙂

        1. Hi Joy, it is just a little bit sour, like pancake made with sourdough. My kids don’t like it made with teff flour, so I tend to do the quick version for them, and they love it.

      14. Thanks so much for your reply Azlin! I notice in your directions, Step 4 of the “Traditional Injera” instructions is says “Scoop out any liquid floating at the top, and any off colour foam (like a little yellow)”… where those instructions there before and I just missed them? I feel so silly haha

        I ended up stirring the yellow foam into my batter before I read those instructions. Then I put it in the fridge because I was scared of letting it ferment too much more. It’s been in the fridge the past few days. I checked it today and now there’s about 1/2 inch of liquid on the top with a sprinkling of little grayish/white dots on the surface. On the upside it now smells a little better, more sour, less ‘spoiled’.

        Should I pour out that liquid & add fresh before I stir it up and cook it?

        Should I toss this batch & start again?

        If you could please look at a few photos I took hopefully that will help:

        Thank you so much!!

        1. Hey Ashley, there is quite a lot of yellow foam on that batter, and it isn’t looking too healthy. I suggest you sling it and start again but this time, just go for 2 days.
          That grey/blackish liquid is hooch, natural alcohol that is produced as a result of fermentation. While a little is normal, when your batter has lots of it, it’s a clear indication that the batter is hungry. Which means it’s time to stop fermenting or feed it.
          To feed it, lose the liquid and stir in a few tablespoons of flour. But it’s not really necessary here.
          Why don’t you do this:
          Start again, but reduce the water to 750ml (3 cups). There really is truth in not all flours are created equal, no kitchen is the same, etc.
          Let it sit for 2 days, then add the rest of the water, lukewarm, let it sit for 30 minutes, then cook.
          Fingers crossed, it’ll work this time.

      15. I am in the middle of attempting the traditional method. I used half Teff flour and half All Purpose (white) flour.

        It’s been very cold where I live (~15-20 degrees F) so I left it out on my kitchen counter 3 full days covered with a piece of paper towel that I taped down in four spots.

        It seems to have fermented and gotten foamy and stuff but I’m worried something is wrong with it. In addition to the light brown colored foaminess there is a bit of yellow-ish colored foam around some parts/edges. Also, it smells kind of bad… I’ve never made sourdough before (& don’t eat it much) and I’ve never really fermented anything before so I’m not sure how it’s supposed to smell. It’s in the refrigerator now since I didn’t think I should leave it out longer than 3 days.

        Can anyone advise if my batter sounds safe to cook and eat or should I just start over?? I’m worried I might cause food poisoning or something if it’s not correctly fermented.

        1. Hi Ashly, The yellow on the sides is fine, it’s just the batter drying up.
          The smell – unfortunately, not actually having a sniff of it, I can’t really confirm one way or another. I have a batch of it going now, just teff flour, on day 2. It’s been around freezing these days, so the kitchen probably gets fairly cool at night. But it’s foaming, and is certainly having an “off” sour smell. That smell is perfectly normal and is the smell of fermentation.
          You’ll be amazed to know that people leave the batter fermenting for 5 days sometimes, and this, in milder climates.
          I’m thinking it’s probably safe to cook it, BUT, since you aren’t sure, my advice is don’t. Better to be safe than sorry.
          This is what I would suggest to you: throw the batter out and start again. If on the second try, you have that same strong, sour smell, then you know it is fine. Unfortunately, that’s the best advice I can give without seeing and smelling it.

      16. Mário Fernandes

        Dear Azlin,
        When you write to sit the teff and water mix for2-3 days, it means to cover it and save it in the fridge, or outside and covered, or outside and uncovered?
        Thank you

        1. Hi Mário, covered, and on the kitchen counter, not in the fridge. The mix wants to ferment, and the fridge will slow that down.
          I’ll edit my instructions to make it clearer.

      17. Hi there Azlin
        I tried the quick injera recipe and it was a total disaster. A couple questions for you. My mother in law is allergic to teff sadly. What combination of flours and how much should I use. She is also allergic to eggs, gluten, soy, and corn. Rice flours and bean flours are ok. Ethiopian is my favorite food but restaurants are closing and the few that aren’t are too far away and again allergies. Injera is the one thing I haven’t been able to replicate. I prefer very sour injera and not patient enough to wait for fermentation! I may try but I have Kik Alicha (my sons favorite!) that I made in the freezer. I have seen recipes using yeast and lemon juice to give it that sour flavor. What would you suggest to get that flavor? Sorry so long.
        Thanks so much.

        1. Hi Jules, when my kids were younger, I’d skip teff flour completely sometimes because one them didn’t like it. So I’d only use plain and rice flour. But as your mum can’t eat gluten, you could make the injera with just rice flour or rice flour + any gluten free flour.
          The best sour ingredient I’ve used is sourdough. It’s pretty easy to start one yourself, many sites online for that. It mimics the sourness perfectly.
          These are the measurements I’d use:

          ▢200 g plain flour and rice flour each
          ▢100g sourdough starter
          ▢1 tsp salt
          ▢800 ml warm water
          ▢125 ml very hot water, boil the water and count to 10 before using.

          As sourdough is liquid, we’ll have to reduce the water in the recipe.

          I’ll need to revive my starter (it’ in the fridge). As soon as I have time in the next week or so, I’ll make some injera with just rice flour and another batch with 2 gluten free, non teff flour. I’ll let you know how it goes and we’ll come up with a “perfect” recipe for you and mum.

      18. Hello! Did I read correctly, you don’t flip the injera? Just cook uncovered for 30 sec and then covered for 1 min? Thank you!

        1. Hi Caren, the sodium is from the 1 tsp of salt used in the recipe. 1 tsp salt = over 2 grams (2325.5 mg) of sodium. Divide that by the 6 servings, you have just under 394mg, with traces of salt from the yeast.

      19. My mom had a very good friend 20+ years ago from Africa, she would make this and We would have it with butter and berbere spice. I’m allergic to yeast so I never bothered to look for the recipe, you can imagine how excited I was to see the no yeast recipe. We both are making it tonight.
        Can I use Half whole wheat flour, half rice flour?

        1. Hi Ashley, I am so pleased to hear that!
          Yes, you can use anything you like, I would think. The taste is going to be slightly different with each combination, as you can imagine, but the whole wheat flour will give it a deeper flavour, I would think.
          Also, just a quick note: if your mum’s friend used to make it with teff flour, the flavour of her injera would have been much, much different than anything regular and plain flour will have.

      20. 5 stars
        Very interesting bread.. never used teff flour in cooking. Does the flour has an aftertaste? I like the topping on the bread those chicken pieces take my attention!!

        1. Thank you Swaty, that chicken is Doro Wot, the famous Ethiopian stew, the recipe link is on the post.
          Teff flour has a definite sour taste to it, which comes through in the bread. My kids are not big fans, so I tend to use half of it with half plain flour.

      21. Oh dear. I added the salt by accident in the first step. Should I abandon ship and start again?

      22. Katherine Wilson

        This is simply awesome. Have tried the clarified butter, making the doro wot and these tomorrow. Thank you!

      23. Thank you! I have been looking for a good injera recipe, and I hadn’t found one that produced anything as good as this. I knew I was on to something good when I saw your recipe included flour measurements in weights not volume!

      24. Very nice. I’ve had this a couple of times and am really looking forward to trying out both your recipes.

      25. I just adore Ethiopian food but was never sure how to go about making it. I have to try this bread! Maybe the quick one so that my kids will eat it. 🙂

          1. If I’m doing it the traditional way, do I leave it out at room temperature or in the refrigerator?

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