Kava, also known by its Fijian name Yaqona (pron: Yang-gona), is an indigenous plant that has been long used by Pacific Island cultures for its pleasant relaxation effect.
Indentured Indian workers brought their food and cooking methos with them to Fiji in 19th century. Today, about half of the population in Fiji is Indo-Fijian. It means that Indian food is plentiful and popular. Delicious Curries, Dhal, Chutney, Samosa, Puri and Roti are also popular.
Hindu beliefs and culture have played an influential role in the evolution of Fijian cuisine. Puri is traditional Indian bread popular in Fiji, and enjoyed as a local snack. Here I post “Chicken Puri” which consists pureed beans and curried chicken inside.