Injera is not only a type of bread; it is also a tool used for eating.
This spongy, tart flatbread is popular in Ethiopia and Eritrea for scooping up meat and vegetable stews. Additionally, injera lines the platter on which the stews are placed, absorbing their juices as the meal goes on. The feast is complete once everyone has finished this edible tablecloth.
Teff, a small, spherical grain that grows abundantly in the highlands of Ethiopia, is used to make injera. Teff is incredibly nutrient-dense but has almost no gluten. Teff is not suitable for raising bread as a result, yet injera still benefits from the unique qualities of yeast. It has a light, frothy texture and a mildly sour flavor thanks to a brief fermentation process.
Depending on the kind of grains that were available to them when they immigrated to the United States or Europe, immigrants from Ethiopia and Eritrea changed their recipes. Teff and wheat flours are used to make injera, a popular dish in East African eateries around the country. However, teff is the only ingredient used to make the majority of injera produced in Ethiopia and Eritrea.