Pratibha runs the social development programs including Darpan and Social Action. She notes: "SHARE is unconventional in that we social workers do not design programs on our own. We work with the women, listen to them, get them to identify a problem and find a way to solve it. That is what I love about my work."
- 2 Tbsp. neutral vegetable oil (not olive oil)
- 2 - 3 whole cloves
- 2 - 3 whole black peppercorns
- ½ inch cinnamon (whole, stick)
- 1 Tbsp. cayenne or other ground hot red chili
- 1 tsp. ground turmeric
- 1 ½ tsp. ginger-garlic paste
- 2 onions, finely chopped
- 1 tomato, finely chopped
- ½ lb. large raw shrimp, trimmed and cleaned
- 1 cup raw white rice
- Salt to taste
- Fresh chopped cilantro for garnish
Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a deep pan over medium heat. Add cloves, peppercorns and cinnamon stick, cayenne and turmeric. Stir and add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
Add chopped onions and fry 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently especially at the beginning.
Add chopped tomatoes, rice, and salt. Stir in 1½ cup water and let it come to a boil. Turn to low and cook for 5 minutes covered. Add shrimp, stir and cook for another 5-7 minutes or till the rice is cooked.