Ethiopian cuisine is not a cuisine without ingera. Ingera is the Ethiopian flat bread which is made out of teff flour and it is unique to Ethiopia for its distinct taste and texture. The main ingredients used to make ingera is the tiny iron rich grain called teff, however in some areas wheat, barley and corn flour are used to combine with teff.
How to eat ingera
A variety of stews and salads are placed up on the ingera for serving, then a small piece of ingera are torn and used to grasp the stews and salads for eating. The ingera under these stews soaks up the juices and flavors of the food. After the stews and the salads are gone, this bread is also consumed so ingera is simultaneously used as food and utensil.