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What color Injera do you normally see?
White 11%  11%  [ 4 ]
Grey or Grey/Brown 81%  81%  [ 30 ]
Other 8%  8%  [ 3 ]
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 Post subject: Injera
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:43 am 
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I went to Boston this past weekend and was able to eat out at an Ethiopian place. I was a little disconcerted as the Injera didn't look like it did at home and may have been a little thinner?

The Injera was a white color and the ends were a little crispy. The Injera I've had in the DC area has always been somewhat of a grey color? maybe grey/brown?

The person who was from Chicago told us that the only Injera she has had was white. Does anyone know what the difference is? What color Injera do people usually encounter?

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 Post subject: Re: Injera
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:39 am 
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i thought injera was kind of the color of brownish handmade paper, or wasp nests. (i wish i could put this into color words, but i scored 99th percentile in that internet thing that was going around about "test your color knowledge" so i'm officially useless in this department.)

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 Post subject: Re: Injera
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I've heard that some restaurants use a blend of wheat and teff flour to save money. Maybe that's it?

When I lived in Chicago the restaurants we frequented and the little markets where I bought injera all had the normal grayish-tan injera. I've never noticed much variation in color around the country, though I do have a definite preference on how thick it is made.


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 Post subject: Re: Injera
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I voted other because I think it's more of a beige or pale brown, not very grey. If it was white, maybe they used white flour, which just sounds wrong. I have had it in different thicknesses at different places. I don't think I have a thickness preference. I've enjoyed the variety. But there are limits to what I would find acceptable. Too thin would be a crepe, there wouldn't be room for the bubbles to make it spongy. Too thick and it would be a pancake and to thick to wrap around food.

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 Post subject: Re: Injera
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The injera I've seen in Ethiopian shops and restaurants here (London, UK) has been yellowish! I assumed this was the usual colour, but maybe not. I wonder what it is made out of?


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 Post subject: Re: Injera
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I've only made my own once and have never seen it in a restaurant but mine came out darkish brown. I used kittee's injera recipe from Papa Tofu that I think was gluten free? (not sure if injera is traditionally gluten free, why I mention it). I thought it looked tasty--and it was!

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 Post subject: Re: Injera
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I've always seen it that kind of brownish grey, because of the teff flour. But I'm in the same region as you, so who knows.


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 Post subject: Re: Injera
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allymony wrote:
The injera I've seen in Ethiopian shops and restaurants here (London, UK) has been yellowish! I assumed this was the usual colour, but maybe not. I wonder what it is made out of?


Yeah the color was odd, maybe a yellowish white.

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 Post subject: Re: Injera
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I'm in Boston and it's definitely white/off-white here.


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 Post subject: Re: Injera
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The injira I ate here in the Netherlands (at least four different restaurants), was always white/off-white. Not yellow or grey. My homemade injira experiments are grey to brown (teff is rare and expensive here, so I use a wheat/buckwheat mix).

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 Post subject: Re: Injera
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I voted greyish but I've only eaten it once, so I have nothing to compare it to.


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 Post subject: Re: Injera
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I've only ever eaten gray/gray brown and made gray/gray brown! I've never had it be white or crispy.

For research purposes: I'm in Oakland.


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 Post subject: Re: Injera
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I googled a bit and apparently teff flour comes in different colors - white, red, brown etc. which would explain the variations in injera color, I think.

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 Post subject: Re: Injera
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I've had it loads of places and seen it in all colours. The tastiest stuff is brown, and I think it's the most delicious/authentic/teff-y. There are two Ethiopian places here and one has boring white injera but the BEST berbere, and the other has far too mild dishes but nice and thin/sour brown injera. I go for the more delicious wats but I wish I could find authentic injera locally to serve with my own food. I've made Kittee and Terry's recipes and I still don't think I've cracked the code on how the heck Kittee has such amazing results! My attempts haven't been full-on failures, but the best injera I've ever had (in Calgary, weirdly enough) is what I'm dying to reproduce! It was brown and boasted g/f full-on teff flour.


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 Post subject: Re: Injera
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linanil wrote:
I went to Boston this past weekend and was able to eat out at an Ethiopian place.

Where'd you go and what was it like aside from the anemic injera?


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 Post subject: Re: Injera
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vijita wrote:
linanil wrote:
I went to Boston this past weekend and was able to eat out at an Ethiopian place.

Where'd you go and what was it like aside from the anemic injera?


The place we went to was actually in Cambridge (suburb) and the place was Addis Red Sea. It was delicious! Very flavorful. I preferred the greyish Injera but it was easily overlooked with the tasty fillings.

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 Post subject: Re: Injera
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I've eaten Ethiopian in Saskatchewan and Ottawa and in both cities it was brownish.

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 Post subject: Re: Injera
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I was at a health food store last week that sold non-GF and GF injera + fillings in its deli case. The GF ones were dark and the non-GF ones were light colored. But in all the Ethiopian restaurants I've been to, the injera is mostly pretty light colored. Maybe a little-yellow tinged. I love injera.


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I've had it in Atlanta, Tampa, and Nashville... always dark brown/grayish. The VEW recipe I've made at home is about that color too.


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 Post subject: Re: Injera
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:19 pm 
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Yes, like b. vicious mentioned, the teff grain comes in different colors, just like quinoa. Lighter Teff is more expensive and considered "better." I've seen injera from a very light brown to dark brown. Usually though, if you see white injera in a restaurant or ethiopian grocery, it's doubtful it's from ivory teff. More likely it's made from self-rising white wheat flour, maybe with a little barley or teff flour mixed in.

Vijita, I have a 100% teff recipe I've been making and it comes out pretty well, especially if you can find a pan it won't stick in. That's the hardest part.

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I've only had grey/brown Injera, and I didn't know there was another kind until now.

linanil wrote:
The person who was from Chicago told us that the only Injera she has had was white. Does anyone know what the difference is? What color Injera do people usually encounter?

I've been to a few different Ethiopian places in Chicago and it was always grey/brown, so I wonder where this person went!

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I meant to add earlier, that even if you make injera with ivory teff, the injera is still brown, so any white injera is a sure indication of white wheat flour.

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