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Zelalem InjeraZelalem InjeraYes, back to the injera subject…
As I promised in my previous post, I’m going to write about buying injera online.
Cooking injera can be tricky and many people are not interested in going through the difficult learning process and simply want to enjoy the food.
I still haven’t mastered the craft of injera making, while it is not so bad it’s not like what you can eat at an Ethiopian restaurant or better yet, in Ethiopia.
Sometimes you want to eat “real injera”
Besides, unless you live in a big city, you won’t find too many Ethiopian restaurants or injera flour at the grocery store.
But now you can buy good injera online from anywhere in the US!
I got the chance to try it this past week. The wonderful people at Zelalem Injera sent me a package of injera with two bags of ten 15 inches “crepes” each. The injera arrived fresh and ready to eat. I don’t need to tell you that we were eating injera the whole week and I still have 4 crepes left!!
The injera is thin, full of bubbles as it should be and it has a wonderful taste. We all loved it, specially the children. It was cute to hear Feven asking :"Mamá, injera!” at all times. 
Dr. Wudneh Admassu came up with the idea of creating an injera machine able to make healthy and perfect crepes similar to those cooked with the traditional method but with modern techniques. That’s how the first injera machine was born; you can watch a video of the machine at work on their site, it’s amazing!
They make their injera of processed wheat flour, organic whole wheat, organic barley, rye, buckwheat and teff flour. They have two different types, green label and yellow label and you can read their nutrition facts here.
The price of the injera is $5.00 for ten crepes sold in packages of two, that is to say, 20 crepes for $10 plus S&H, which is a reasonable price for that quantity. They ship their product from their two locations in Texas and Washington DC to all over the US.  Depending in which state you live it will arrive via FedEx from one to four days at your door.
I put the packages in the fridge as soon as they arrived and they stayed perfect for the whole week. They can get a bit dry as the days go by, so before heating the injera, I sprinkled a bit of water over each crepe and then reheated them in the microwave oven.
I wanted to be sure I was keeping the food as it should be, so I asked the makers a couple of questions. One of the owners, Kassahun Maru, kindly answered my questions:
How do you advise your customers about preserving the injera?
Once they get the Injera, they can take it out from the bag, put it in food plastic wrap for their daily consumption and store the rest in the fridge for a month or in the freezer for a longer period.
Do you recommend reheating it before eating, and how?
First fold the 15 inch round Injera to triangle shape. When you are ready to use it, thaw it at room temperature and warm it in the microwave, one Injera for a minute. Before putting it in the microwave its necessary to remove the plastic wrap and wrap it preferably with a paper towel.
What’s the difference between the yelow label injera and the green label injera?
Our yellow and green label Injera are made of the same ingredients but the green label which is darker has more whole grain flour. The whole grain flours are from Teff, Buckwheat, Barley and Rye.
Injera is the only product that Zelalem makes and sells, and I truly recommend it because I have tried myself and liked it.
But the final approval was from the true experts in the house:
Feromsa eating injera Feven eating injera