The first time I created this recipe was during the Ramadan 2014. Time flies super fast, and I can’t believe that was nearly three years ago, and we that we are edging toward Ramadan 2017. I love Ramadan for many reasons. It is a time for reflection, spirituality, strengthening our faith and reconnecting with friends and family on a daily basis. Living in Dubai, so far away from our family, our friends have become family. In most families there are strong Ramadan traditions that are memorable and everlasting, in Dubai we have developed new traditions with our friends that are just as wonderful.
In our household Iftar is not complete without dates, lentil soup, fatouch salad and a traditional Arabic or Iranian dish. My husband loves lentil soup and I practically make the same soup on a daily basis for 30 days. This recipe came to fruition by using the random items I had in my pantry. I happened to be out of orange lentils, which I usually use for my lentil soup, and I only had green lentils that I usually use for Mujadara, an Arabic dish made with green lentils and rice. I also remembered that I had some kale in the fridge that needed to be used. So I decided to mix the ingredients and came up with a wonderful, hearty and healthy recipe.