Teff and Barley Injera (Ethiopian Flat-Thin Bread) Recipe

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Teff and Barley Injera  (Ethiopian Flat-Thin Bread)
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  1. Starter - mix the yeast with one cup of warm water; keep until rises; or use sourdough starter.
  2. Combine in a large container the teff and barley flour with cold water or mix lightly in a blender.
  3. Add the starter and mix it well; add water generously; cover it tight; keep it outside to ferment;
  4. The second day, pour and discard the water; add same amount of fresh water to the dough; keep it tight.
  5. The third day, pour and discard the water; blend the self-rising flour with three cups of cold water; mix it with the fermented dough; add water as required. This time it should be thinner than pancake dough. Keep it outside for 15 minutes to rise.
  6. Warm a flat pancake pan, or skillet, or a specialized electric stove; pour the dough in circle shape in small amount; bake it for 30 -45 seconds.
  7. Depending on the size of skillet, you will get 20 to 30 injeras.
  8. If less sour taste preferred, bake it the second day.
  9. You may find teff flour in health store.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 366.29 Kcal (1534 kJ)
Calories from fat 24.83 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.76g 4%
Sodium 111.01mg 5%
Potassium 106.3mg 2%
Total Carbs 74.04g 25%
Sugars 0.3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 11.54g 46%
Protein 12.46g 25%
Iron 5.4mg 30%
Calcium 140.4mg 14%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 229.27 Kcal (960 kJ)
Calories from fat 15.54 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.73g 4%
Sodium 69.48mg 5%
Potassium 66.54mg 2%
Total Carbs 46.35g 25%
Sugars 0.19g 1%
Dietary Fiber 7.23g 46%
Protein 7.8g 25%
Iron 3.4mg 30%
Calcium 87.9mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.8
  • 9

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • cholesterol free,
  • sugar free,
  • high fiber

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