Campanella Masala Pasta

Fusion dishes are my fave recipes to create, I love ingredients from two different places marry so well with each other. Sometimes its a hit or miss though, in this case it was a total hit!! wow your valentine with this dish for valentines day, it’s approved by my husband (If you know him, you know how much of a critic he is with food).

Campanella is such a fun shaped pasta, but if you can’t find this shape you can definitely make it with whatever you have on hand. I got mine from Trader Joe’s, its called gigli there. Hope you all enjoy this. Don’t forget to tag me if you make this @zheelicious.

Stay happy, stay hungry!


  • Shan ginger garlic paste can be found at any Indian grocery store.
  • Add milk when reheating the pasta the next day if you have leftovers, so it is not dry.
  • You can use cilantro to garnish instead of chive.
  • Squeeze half a lime or lemon on top instead of chaat masala.
  • Serve hot!

Prep time: 10 minutesCook time: 15 minutesTotal time: 25 minutesMakes: 4 servings


  • 2 cups Campanelle pasta or a pasta of your choice, cooked according to packaged directions
  • ½ red pepper, sliced
  • ½ yellow pepper, sliced
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 thai chili, chopped
  • 2 tsp Shan ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin coriander powder
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 ½ cup whole milk, warm
  • ½ cup pasta water (the water your pasta was cooking in)
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Chives or Cilantro (optional as a garnish)
  • Sprinkle of chaat masala


  1. Heat oil in a pan, once heated add the cumin seeds.
  2. Then add onions, red pepper, yellow pepper, thai chilies, and ginger garlic paste. Let it saute for 2-3 minutes or until the garlic and ginger is fragrant.
  3. Add all the spices, and cook for a minute until everything is fragrant.
  4. Add milk whisk until a little thick, then add cooked pasta, along with pasta water.
  5. Mix everything really well. Top it with chives if using and sprinkle chaat masala on top.
  6. Serve hot!

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