Ethiopian Adoption Travelogue

April 17, 2011

How to Make Injera

Filed under: Giving Back to Ethiopia — by sackrosanct @ 11:10 pm

Over the last four years, I have tried on numerous occasions with numerous recipes/instructions to make injera.  Always big failures.

Then, I made injera following the instructions in this book. FANTABULOUS! 

Quite honestly, I had resigned myself to serving shiro and doro wat with Italian bread or pita bread for the rest of my life.  No more!!!  Now, I can whip it up like a professional.

My Ethiopian husband loves it.  He says this injera is better than the restaurant injera (from Ethiopian restaurants in America).  He said it has beautiful eyes.  (Yes, most girls would get all woozy from their husbands remarking on *their* beautiful eyes.  Not me.  I was delighted by my injera’s beautiful eyes.)

I’m still not a pro at the swirl technique.  However, I just pour four small injera (like I was pouring pancakes) and then tilt the pan.  This makes the injera all even thickness.  And, since we are a function-before-fashion family, we don’t really care too much that our injera aren’t perfectly round.

That being said, since we use a lefse cooker to make the injera (and not the big injera cooker), I have made big injera beautifully using the pancake pour/tip/pan rotate method too.

So, go to this website and order the book for yourself.  You will not regret it. 

As an added bonus, profits from your purchase go to support Clinic at a Time, an organization that is working to improve health care in underprivileged areas in Ethiopia. 

I know this totally sounds like an infomercial, but I’m a total believer in both the recipe and the cause.



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  6. Hi. My name is Mpho, I’m 17 and I’m from South Africa. I totally love Ethiopians and all my life, I’ve been wanting to some and make friendships and learn stuff. Last year I met this one Ethiopian guy from another school but he didn’t wanna talk to me. This year I met another Ethiopian at a school programme camp thing and he was just amazing. But it was his last camp cos this is his final school year. He lives in another province and I’ll probably never see him again. He also doesn’t have a phone at the moment cos he got mugged. Sounds like typical teenage love story there more to this and part of that is learning this language. In a month’s time I will probably know everything u posted for us on this site. So, will you be able to help me out if I wanna learn more? Pretty please. If not, its okay. This site I great. Gives me hope 🙂 thank u

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