Injerra Explained

eating with injerra
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injerra

Eating With Injerra  

Eating With Injerra

Food is served on one injerra
Additional injerra are served rolled up and placed on the side of the plate

Ethiopian food with injerra rolled up injerra
Doro Watt Combo Plate
1. Tear off a small piece of injerra
2. Place the side with holes toward the sauce or meat
3. Using fingers to control, scoop sauce or meat with the piece of injerra
4. Place the whole combination, including the piece of injerra, in your mouth
5. It is okay to grab a sample from more than one dish on each scoop
6. The bottom injerra can also be eaten

Injerra Facts**

  • Injerra is a sourdough type of flatbread that is used in lieu of utensils and is typically made from Teff (please see the note at the bottom of the page).
  • Teff is a nutritious grain which is minute in size and grown most commonly in Ethiopia.
  • Teff contains high levels of calcium and iron, is high in protein as well as fiber and is an excellent source of amino acid composition with lysine levels higher than that of wheat or barley.
  • Teff contains no gluten so it is appropriate for those with gluten intolerance.
  • Teff is believed to have originated in Ethiopia between 4000 and 1000 B.C. and still provides over 2/3 of the human nutrition in Ethiopia.
  • Teff is still relatively unknown as a food crop elsewhere although it has been marketed as a health food product in the United States in recent years.
  • **Please note: The injerra served at GoJo is made from a mixture of grains including wheat flourIf you would like to try the gluten-free injerra, please order in advance and allow 2-3 days for preparation.  Thank you.