Buttery Lemon Spaghetti with Chickpeas

Wow! This is a really tasty dish. The flavors all come together so nicely. It is super quick and easy to make too.

    •    1 pound spaghetti pasta
    •    2/3 cup cooked chickpeas
    •    1 or 2 green chile
    •    juice of 2 lemons
    •    1 tbsp lemon zest
    •    1/4 cup ghee
    •    2 tsp salt
    •    1/4 tsp pepper
    •    3 tbsp fresh basil
    •    1 cup reserved pasta water


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook until tender but still a little firm, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.

In a small sauce pan add the ghee and heat on medium high flame. Add the chopped chile and fry for about 1 minute.

Then add the chickpeas, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Cook for about a minute and turn the flame off.

Add the lemon sauce to the cooked spaghetti and toss with the basil and lemon zest. Toss the pasta with enough reserved cooking liquid, 1/4 cup at a time, to moisten.

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