Ethiopian Millet Injera

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 87.3
  • Total Fat: 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 0.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 2.4 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Ethiopian Millet Injera calories by ingredient


Batter needs to ferment for up to 72 hours. Batter needs to ferment for up to 72 hours.
Number of Servings: 4


    1/2 cup millet flour (or 1/2 cup millet ground in the blender to flour)
    1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    1 cup water
    a pinch of salt
    peanut or vegetable oil


1. Put the teff flour in the bottom of a mixing bowl, and sift in the all-purpose flour.

2. Slowly add the water, stirring to avoid lumps.

3. Put the batter aside for a day or more (up to three days) to allow it to ferment. In this time, your injera batter will start to bubble and acquire the slight tanginess for which itís known. Note: If you find that your injera batter does not ferment on its own, try adding a teaspoon of yeast.

4. Stir in the salt.

5. Heat a nonstick pan or lightly oiled cast-iron skillet until a water drop dances on the surface. Make sure the surface of the pan is smooth: Otherwise, your injera might fall apart when you try to remove it.

6. Coat the pan with a thin layer of batter. Injera should be thicker than a crÍpe, but not as thick as a traditional pancake. It will rise slightly when it heats.

7. Cook until holes appear on the surface of the bread. Once the surface is dry, remove the bread from the pan and let it cool.

Serving Size: Makes 4 injera breads

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TURBODILLO.