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Injera (Ethiopian FlatBread)

Injera is a sourdough risen flatbread with a slightly spongy texture made using Teff and All Purpose Flour.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Ethiopia
Keyword: FlatBread, SpeltFlour, TeffFlour, Vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Resting Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 30 minutes
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre


Sourdough Starter

  • 50 gm (if you have a Sourdough Starter or the below 3 ingredients)
  • 1/8 Cup Water
  • 1/6 Cup Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Instant Dry Yeast

For the Starter

  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour / Maida / Plain Flour

Pancake Mix

  • 1 Cup Water (More might be required)
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Spelt Flour
  • 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour / Maida / Plain Flour
  • 1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour / Maida / Plain Flour
  • Salt to taste


  • The evening before combine Sourdough starter with water and flour (Ingredients mentioned in For the Starter). Stir well, cover loosely and set in a warm place to ferment.
  • The next morning add 1 cups of water 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour /Maida and 1/2 cup of spelt flour, stir well, cover loosely and let ferment.
  • After few hours (4-5), if the batter is well fermented and bubbling then continue the next step else If you think the batter is not ready wait until next day. I waited till the next day as I wanted it to ferment more, or if you are in hurry you can add more instant flour or some baking powder. I would advise to wait.
  • The next day, my batter was well fermented, I added salt and the additional 1/4 cup of flour, to feed the starter. Stir well and let it sit for 1 hour.
  • After about one hour stir well and place a non-sticky skillet on the stove to heat at medium temperature.
  • After 3-4 minutes it should be done. The top should not be wet and the bread will start leaving the edges. It's done at that time.
  • Injera is cooked only on one side, but if you wish you can cook on the other side just for a min or so.
  • Cut into half or serve as is along with some spicy curry.
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