A recipe of simple Italian bread with the goodness of vegetables and olives.
Gurdip Kohli Punj's Focaccia recipe

- Italian


- 2

Cooking Time

-30-35 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 15 Min


  • 1 cup refined flour
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • water
  • salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • ½ cup mixed bell peppers
  • ½ cup black and green olives
  • ½ cup Jalapenos
  • ½ tsp oregano leaves
  • refined flour for dusting
  • oil for greasing
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder


  1. 1

    In a bowl mix refined flour with yeast, sugar, salt, and water.
  2. 2

    Knead a dough and keep aside.
  3. 3

    In a pan, heat olive oil and add diced onion, bell peppers, black and green olives, jalapenos, and oregano leaves.
  4. 4

    Saute well.
  5. 5

    Dust refined flour on the kitchen platform and flatten the dough.
  6. 6

    Spread half portion of the cooked vegetables on the dough and fold it from all sides.
  7. 7

    Grease the bread/cake tin with oil and place the folded dough.
  8. 8

    Top the dough with the remaining vegetables and bake for 25 min at 200 C in an oven pre heated at 180 C for 10 min.
  9. 9

    Slice the baked focaccia and transfer to a serving plate.
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Gurdip Kohli Punj


Chef Gurdip Kohli Punj has fond memories of the Gurudwara kitchen where her family rolled out chapattis, chopped vegetables, and stirred large pots of dal as 'sewa'. This was no mere chore for young Gurdip; she enjoyed cooking for people! She creates healthy dishes that are yummy too!

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