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Anjera


2 cups or self raising flour or "bur anjerro"
2 2/3 cups of warm water
1/2 tsp. salt

1. Mix all the ingredients with an electric mixer until there are no longer any lumps.
2. Let sit for 15 minutes.
3. Preheat a pan on high heat. (Pan should be really hot. I put it on 8 but yours might be
different.)
4. Lightly grease the pan to prevent the anjera from sticking.
5. Using a ladle, scoop 1/4 cup of batter into the center of the pan.
6. Spread the batter by using a circular motion.
7. The anjera is ready when the underside is lightly browned and the top is bubbly.
8. Remove the anjera with a spatula and place on a plate.
9. THe process is repeated until all the batter has been used.


I have seen anjera used in so many ways. You can eat it with butter and sugar, honey and olive oil, with milk and tea, or with a sauce.

21 comments:

  1. Assalamu alaykum,

    My husband is from Eritrea and they eat injera with some stew called "zigne" . When they make the batter, they can let it sit for up to 3 days to give it a "sour" taste. and subhanallah, there are so many way to make injera, you can make it with teff flour only, with barley flour, etc.

    thanks for the recipe!

    Salam!

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  2. Wa alaikum salam

    Masha'Allah my good friend is from Eritrea, she has made zigne for me many times. I actually have a version of her zigne on here.

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  3. salaam alaykum sis

    can you tell about how many anjeras this recipes makes?

    Umm Anas

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  4. sister where is the zigne recipe on ur site?

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  5. you can find the recipe at
    http://tammyssomalihome.blogspot.com/2008/07/beef-stew-with-eggs.html

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  6. Tammy how long did it take you to master anjera making, mine comes out wrong all the time! Well, all the times that I've tried to make it. Do you use the special anjera pans (daawe). Perhaps that's where I'm going wrong.

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  7. Me again because I've found my manners after sending my last post...

    Assalamu Alaikum Warrahmatullah and Jizaak Allah for the post, sister.

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  8. Wa alaikum salam sis

    No problem! Wallahi, let me tell you something about anjera! I have ruined soooo many pans. Where are you located? Are you in Canada? Maybe I can tell you what to buy.

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  9. wow this resembles south indian dosas!!!!
    now i need to befriend some somali family to get a taste of it...

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  10. Assalam alaikum Sis:)

    JazakAllahu Khaira for sharing all these wonderful recipes. I am attempting to make Anjera and I just wanted to know if the bread has to be flipped while cooking it. Like once one side is brown do I flip the bread so that it cooks on the other side?

    Thanks alot:)

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  11. Wa alaikum salam

    No you don't have to cook the top. The bubles on the top means that it is cooked.

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  12. Wassalaam Tammy.

    I've been doing trial and erorr since I last posted. Alhamdulilah, they're getting better but still a long way to go. I think I'll leave it to set for longer, I do like the slight sour taste. I'm using a pancake pan but hooyo told me where they sell the Somali pans where I live, UAE. So I'll get one I'A. Jizaak Allah for the blog. I have never attembted to make half of them, don't know why as I love Somali food and cooking. Again, Jizaak Allah dearest. XX

    p.s I'm gonna add you on facebook. Faduma

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  13. Mashaallah
    I really liked your blog, a new kitchen for me, i woul;d like to visit you more and more, i am really very interested to know much more about somali cuisine, thank you so much , your blog is very unique.
    Chahira
    http://chahirakitchen.blogspot.com/
    http://chahiraelkhabira.blogspot.com/

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  14. very unique post, new recipe for me

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  15. i enjoyed makin it i burn couple of my fingers lol but got it right atlast i miss my mum's anjera lol thanks again sis tammy

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  16. As salam wa alaikum,

    Ive tried making anjera but my mixture is very sticky and it also sticks on my non-stick pan! lol

    Any ideas where im going wrong?

    I Love this site ive made a few things from here and alhamdulilah it has all turned out great..with anjera however i think im jinxed!

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  17. It took me year to be able to make anjera. I've also had to throw away many pans because I burnt them.

    1. The pan has to be hot, but not too hot that it burns.
    2. No matter how many times I made it, the first couple of anjera pieces are ugly.

    Which flour do you use? A nice trick that will NEVER let you down is to use pancake mix.

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  18. I use self raising flour now.

    The only time it worked was the first time i ever made it. For that i used plain flour and yest left it overnight then it was perfect.. dunno how i can replicate that! Maybe the more air (or lack of it) it has the better the mixture?

    Thanks sis..i think i will just buy pancake mix.

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  19. Hi Tammy, prepared this anjera sterday at home, we guys enjoyed each and every bites, thanks for this wonderful bread..do visit my blog when time permits..

    Priya
    http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com

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  20. al hamdullialah my grandma always made this.....

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