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Jul 7, 2008 07:37 PM

Teff Flour in Boston?

A friend of mine is planning to try her hand at Ethiopian food, which of course requires making Injera. Is there any store in Boston that sells Teff flour, or can anyone recommend a good replacement? Thank you!

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  1. Might be worth asking the folks at Addis Red Sea where they get theirs; they serve teff injera on request (the default is wheat flour, which is less rich tasting, but quite acceptable).

    1. I've seen it at Whole Foods. You might call the one closest to you to see if they have it.

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      1. re: PinchOfSalt

        I've definitely seen it at the Beacon Hill Whole Foods. Bob's Red Mill makes it. (I'm Ethiopian-American, so I'm always on the lookout for these things--even though I don't cook!)

        1. re: ursula74

          You can buy a 25 lb. bag on

      2. This was a long time ago, but I has seen it at Harvest market in Central Sq. This may undermine the activity, but I've seen teff injera at some small shops in Cambridge (e.g., the Indian food store in Central Sq a long time ago, and on a regular basis at Thistle & Shamrock on Walden St). I believe it's made by a local woman who brings it to the shops. It's good, and means you can have same-day Ethiopian food!

        1. The South End Food Emporium, an Ethiopian-owned market at the corner of Columbus Ave. and West Newton Street, carries teff as well as a very wide variety of Ethiopian spices and specialties. You can also pick up stacks of pre-made injera. Few of the labels are in English, but one of the store owners should be able to help decipher them.

          1. They have it at the Central Square Harvest in the bulk bins (pretty sure they still do), and I've bought the Bob's teff at Whole Foods.

            As for a replacement, if you just want to make some quick injera for breakfast or a snack or something, just use self-rising flour and water until you've got a paste a little thinner than pancake batter and fry it up.