Paneer Kali Mirch is a delicious onion-yogurt based gravy dish made with Paneer or Indian cottage cheese.
The dish may sound fancy but is quite simple as it is just a paneer curry that is firstly accentuated with a good dose of black pepper, and the whole dish is eventually enriched with the use of aromatic spices, flavourings and cream.
As obvious from the name, kali mirch/kali miri or black pepper is the highlight of this otherwise underrated dish. In this Paneer Kali Mirch recipe, you will be able to notice the presence of kali miri on its own, in a subtle way.
The addition of curd (yoghurt) imparts a faint sour taste to the gravy and also balances the pungency that you have from the black pepper.
The gravy also has another flavour profile that comes from the fried onion paste. These are the sweet notes that gel really well with the rest of the flavours.