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How To Eat Ethiopian Injera

How To Eat Ethiopian Injera

We headed to Awash with Rania Sheikh to learn more about the importance of injera within the Ethiopian community. See how it’s made on a traditional round hot plate, or mitad; and talk about the best way to eat and cherish the porous, spongelike food. We also spoke to the chefs about the dish itself and some of the difficulties they come across when trying to emulate tradition.

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How To Eat Ethiopian Injera



  1. Look somewhat Indian food. I have mistaken Ethiopians for Indians in LA many times. How come been thousands of miles apart?

  2. I like how the Ethiopian girl was explaining how to eat with hands…here in India everybody knows this before they are even born

  3. Indian girl couldnt wait to leave.

  4. 实在想象不出来这是什么味道的食物…….😃😋

  5. Love vegetarian Ethiopian food! YUM!

  6. Medha doesn't look like she is really enjoying the food. Lol Anyway, I soooooo wanna try that food. Looks good!

  7. I'm ok with eating with hand cause I'm Indian lol

  8. I absolutely love this video.🥰❤️. I worked with a large group of Ethiopian people about 30 years ago. For some reason there was this younger girl who always insisted on feeding me by her own hand. Well at first I thought, "Maybe they don't want me touching their food" or "Maybe there's some hand washing ritual I don't know about."
    But I finally know why. She was respecting me by feeding me from her own hands.🥺. That brings tears to my eyes, knowing she respected me that much. Her name was Hirut. I wish I could find her and thank her for that!

  9. Traditional Ethiopian food does not contain Jalapeños, tomatoes or potatoes. That is a recent addition.

  10. Kinda reminds me of a plato con guisados y una tortilla

  11. I hope they didn't waste the rest of the food😣…I'm From Trinidad and learning so much. I love this!

  12. I never had mushrooms in my food man

  13. I hate the bland spongey wrap but the condiments are amaaaazing

  14. Get a lav mic. Your presenter sounds like a mouse in the wall.

  15. I’m from Ethiopia and I like shiro and doro wot

  16. i am ethiopian, and i don't think people or anyone in ethiopia prepares injera like that. my mom would laugh if she saw you prepare it like that 🙂

  17. i am glad everyone liked it. i wish i could send 1 plate to every single person in the comments.

  18. አታሽቃብጡ እስከዚህም ነው። ለሽሮ አሁን እንዲህ ይሽቃበጣል? 😂

  19. I am surprised that this Ethiopian girl is teaching a desi how to scoop 😭😭

  20. Yum 🤤 I want to try it 😁👌🏻I love how it looks on huge plate

  21. Wanna know something weird?

    I was exposed to this kind of cuisine from The Simpsons… XD

  22. It has been far too long since I last ate Ethiopian food. Love it.

  23. 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾❤️💯😍👑💎

  24. Don't know why this Indian host Medha is pretending that she doesn't know how to eat with hands…..India eat roti the same way….. exactly the same

  25. In 2012 I was in Addis. It was difficult to find fasting food even on the two days per week when many Christians supposedly eat such food. It was easier to find hamburgers and pizza than traditional Ethiopian cuisine such as this. Maybe it is easier in Brooklyn! Ethiopian and Eritrean shops here in Calgary, Canada sell injera. I like the tef and barley blend one. The tef, barley and fenugreek one less. I have not tried the wheat ones. Six huge discs sell for CAD6 to $7.50 depending on the blend and where you buy them.

  26. My first experience with Ethiopian food was in a restaurant in East Village name Haile at the end of a 1 month stay in New York. The food was easily one of the most delicious I have ever had in my life and the hostess there was simply incredible. Not to mention the restaurant itself is basically a full fledged art gallery with these incredible paintings on the wall. Easily one of the most memorable experience in my life so far.

  27. That looks so good 👍. I want to try that 😋

  28. This food journalist is not very good; she didn't describe the food beyond "it's really good". Talk about the flavours, the spices, the textures. We went for Ethiopian food for the first time today at a restaurant in London called Agelgil, and it was wonderful. I especially liked the shiro.

    The injera is a beautifully soft vehicle for the dishes on tip, providing a solid base for their more complex flavours. Most of the dishes are richly spiced, but not particularly hot in terms of chilli and with a fantastic range of flavours. You can eat your way around the platter and not get bored. We had a mixed platter with lamb and chicken, but the vegetarian dishes with split peas shone in their own right. It's very satisfying so make sure you bring enough friends!

  29. Ethiopian food and women are the best much love from Bangladesh

  30. Something missing here: you didnt describe the taste 😭😭😭,i really like wanted to know…

  31. Eating an unfamiliar food is certainly exploration in its own right. But to be educated on the way to eat that food, by someone familiar with the practice, is on a whole other level. Most of us cant afford to travel various places and explore the culture and open our minds. But to be able to experience food in this way can be deeply meaningful and eye-opening.

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