Injera 

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The batter is poured onto a griddle (made of pottery and often greased with crushed castor oil beans) from the outside in. I've tried it a few times, but I always leave gaps between the rounds and make all the ladies laugh.
The batter is poured onto a griddle (made of pottery and often greased with crushed castor oil beans) from the outside in. I've tried it a few times, but I always leave gaps between the rounds and make all the ladies laugh.
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Then the griddle is covered with a lid, and one blows on the fire to make it very hot. (The griddle is sitting on 3 stones, and eucalyptus branches are shoved underneath to stoke the fire.)
Then the griddle is covered with a lid, and one blows on the fire to make it very hot. (The griddle is sitting on 3 stones, and eucalyptus branches are shoved underneath to stoke the fire.)
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When the injera is almost done, it must be loosened from the griddle around the edges.
When the injera is almost done, it must be loosened from the griddle around the edges.
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Then it is carefully lifted off the griddle and placed on a tray or leaves from the inset ("false banana") plant.
Then it is carefully lifted off the griddle and placed on a tray or leaves from the inset ("false banana") plant.
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Here you see injera baking (lower right), a stack of injera on a tray (center), the lid for the griddle (lower left), and some inset leaves covering another stack of injera (upper right). The girl is about to take the injera off the griddle and add it to the stack on the tray. It looks like the smoke is getting in her eyes. The red pitcher at the base of the tree has some batter in it to be used for the next injera.
Here you see injera baking (lower right), a stack of injera on a tray (center), the lid for the griddle (lower left), and some inset leaves covering another stack of injera (upper right). The girl is about to take the injera off the griddle and add it to the stack on the tray. It looks like the smoke is getting in her eyes. The red pitcher at the base of the tree has some batter in it to be used for the next injera.
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Several injera can be stacked on one tray for several people to eat together. Stew or roasted meat is placed on top. One breaks off a piece of injera, wraps it around a bit of the stew or meat, and pops it into his/her mouth. For many of us in SIM Ethiopia, it is on the "top ten" list of favorite foods.
Several injera can be stacked on one tray for several people to eat together. Stew or roasted meat is placed on top. One breaks off a piece of injera, wraps it around a bit of the stew or meat, and pops it into his/her mouth. For many of us in SIM Ethiopia, it is on the "top ten" list of favorite foods.
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Injera b'wat ("b'wat" means "with stew") can also be served on individual plates. One has to fold the injera quite a bit to make it fit, and you can even "hide" the stew underneath some of the fold! Here Getu and David dig into their individual servings.
Injera b'wat ("b'wat" means "with stew") can also be served on individual plates. One has to fold the injera quite a bit to make it fit, and you can even "hide" the stew underneath some of the fold! Here Getu and David dig into their individual servings.
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