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La Koka (algerian pizza)

we are one for pizza and this ramdan you can believe that alot of pizza was made  and eaten .... but last year i remember my dh coming home and saying i will teach you a new one i said go ahead

masha`allah it was delicious ....the amazing thing was their is no cheese on this pizza ...(what i hear you say).... yes no cheese

so basically  i use the same pizza dough as here

then i spread just tomato puree and not the sauce i usually use all over the dough ... then i cut fresh tomatoes in circles and for my dh we take the seeds out as he believes their not good for the stomach ...and i place these around the dough and into the middle .... now what make this pizza it i place sardines that have been salted and the salt remains on it  this i open and take the bones out and tear it  into little pieces and place aound the pizza when finished place in oven till dough is cooked then take out and brush some oil normal oil over the top and cut and eat ... believe you will love the saltiness form the sardines as you bit in ....yuuuuummmmmy


  1. Wow is it an Algerian thing about the tomato seeds? My hubby says the same!

  2. msha'allah I love cocas... really tasty !

  3. subhan`allah sis not sure but he has us believing it is .... then in the rest of the family they couldnt care less ... so not sure

    jazak`allah khair .... it was very tasty kate .... even my son who kept saying he didnt like it ate it

  4. Assalamo alaikum,

    Yes i've tried this before except with anchovies. When the sister produced a no-cheese pizza I must admit I was a sceptic but surprisingly it was delicious!

  5. thats what i thought when dh was showing me but masha`allah it is good

  6. I love anything with tomatoes and bread and this dish with the addition of the sardines is perfect and just right for this weather.

  7. i only ever made it in ramadan but masha`allah this year i intend to make it alot more

  8. Assalaamu alaikum

    I had never heard of Koka until this summer when we were in DZ but what my s-i-l produced is completely different so now I am confused! She made a puff pastry, made one layer in the tray, added a filling of peppers, onions and tomatoes (similar to the filling for m'hadjeb) and then another layer of the puff pastry and baked and cut into squares. Are these both Koka?

  9. This looks delicious and I shall try it for my beloved :). The other variations look just as tasty and I do have a thing for anchovies so shall try that one too. Thank you so much for popping in and commenting on my final post, it meant a lot to me. God Bless.

  10. you know nicola know algeria the one word can mean so many dishes .... i will have to ask my dh about the names as of last year that was the first time i had heard or seen it

    awww thank you dolly for dropping in and looking around i really enjoyed your blog .... your profile says your in kildare ... i`ve been their many times ... i myself am form athlone

  11. Hiya, I live in Cork City (though I am from London). I came over here, following a dream of one day living in Ireland :) a country I love. I wondered where you were from. I have a question. You ladies always mention DZ can I ask what this means? I could ask Himself, but I like to keep these conversations in the kitchen amongst the women. Like his stories are all from an Algerian born man, and I find a woman's point of view quite different. Does that make sense to you.

  12. of course dolly that makes alot of sense..... well you know DZ is a short term for algeria or more so for the arabic word for algeria (which i have no idea how to spell) ..... it`s very true about the mens side of story toward the woman i love to listen to the woman when telling stories especially about when they were younger ... being irish myself it`s amazing how much we are alike

  13. Oh is that what it means!!! Oh I do love stories, and can just picture how fascinating it must be to listen to their stories. I believe that we are all more alike than the media and politicians make out, so I can imagine that it must feel really lovely and comforting to feel that way when you live in a country so far from your own (I know this feeling well!). God Bless you girl

  14. aww thank you so much dolly i have really enjoyed this chat


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