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Ethiopian Bread recipe, Injera ,Himbasha / ambasha , sour flatbread, Canjeero, Canjeelo, Laxox, sponge bread, how to make injera


Ethiopian bread is a sweet and savory vegan bread, packed with delicate aroma of ground ginger and cardamom. It pairs really well with hot chai-tea latte or cup of coffee.
One of the best bread recipe that can be prepared during Christmas, Holiday season, thanksgiving or any special occasion or celebration.
Course Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Eritrean, Ethiopian
Keyword canjeelo, canjeero, cardamom bread, Christmas bread, Christmas recipes, habesha dabo, hembasha, how to make injera, injera recipe, laxox, sour flatbread, sweet bread, Vegan Bread, vegan brunch, Vegan Flatbread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rest Time 1 hour
Servings 2 skillet bread ( 10 " diameter)
Author Kushi


  • 2 ¼ teaspoon Active dry yeast (1 packet)
  • 1 cup Warm water
  • ¼ cup + 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ground dry ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cardamom
  • 2 ¾ cup to 3 cups All purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Semolina (optional) (check tips)
  • Butter or Olive oil -  to brush, grease the pan and coat the dough.


Step I

  • In a large bowl, add warm water and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Sprinkle yeast.
  • Cover it and leave it undisturbed for 10 minutes. Let the yeast activate.

Step II

  • To the yeast mixture, add sugar, salt, ground cardamom, ginger, flour and semolina and mix to form this dough.
  • Dust the working surface. Transfer the dough and knead it for at least 5 minutes to form a soft and smooth dough.
  • Coat the bowl with oil. Place the dough. Cover and keep it in warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.

Step III

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degree F.
  • Divide the dough into two equal portions. Roll it to the size of your skillet pan or two circle of 10 ” diameter.
  • Place the rolled dough onto the two greased skillet pans or greased baking pan. Using a knife or a blade, score 3 to 4 cuts across the rolled dough intersecting through the center. Then draw concentric circles to form a wheel pattern.
  • Brush with generous amount of butter or oil.
  • Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until it is golden in color.
  • Ethiopian Bread is now ready. Serve with additional butter if desired and enjoy.


  • You can also add in ¼ cup of butter or olive oil to the dough if desired to make it more rich. I have tried adding oil and it tastes good too. In this case amount of flour needed may slightly vary.
  • I have added  ¼ cup of semolina thus 2 ¾ cup of flour was sufficient. If you skip semolina adjust flour accordingly. I have added semolina mainly for texture.
  • Again the amount of flour may vary depending on the weather conditions and the brand of flour used.
  • This is a light version of bread. If you like the strong flavors then vary the amount of cardamom, ginger.
  • I have used this pan only for presentation. Please use oven safe dish or cast iron pan for baking.