Immigration Visas


Immigration Visas

The meaning of the word "immigration" maybe easily comprehensible to any lay person dreaming of a better job or lifestyle prospects in another country far beyond the seas, but the minute one takes a step ahead to convert these dreams to reality, they find the word "VISA" glaring down at them, which is neither easy to please or to impress! 
Every such person has nightmares of being able to fulfill requirements of an immigration visa to any country of their choice. With so much mystic & a good deal of contradicting information from various sources about immigration visa processes to different countries, the common man is many a time left with a feeling of the grapes being sour. For e.g. an individual desires to immigrate to Europe, just one simple word in mind "EUROPE", but is the individual aware that the small continent is in itself so diverse with as many as 50 countries within it, not to mention the language & the cultural diversity accompanying the same.
So how do you choose between those 50 countries,as to which one is suitable for your skill set or profile? How do you know what are the different immigration visa procedures in such countries where the websites, even those directly from the horse's mouth (read government websites), are in an unknown language? Many a times one is left with the experience of speaking Greek & being answered in Latin.
Ok even if one puts aside a continent as diverse as Europe and directs his dreams towards say the United States of America or Australia or U.K., wherein the language atleast is not a handicap (more or less for most people in the world today!?). How does one determine the right information from so many mouths proclaiming aloud the same, but differently worded information or loads of contradictory information from the same source? 

At times, for example, sudden claims arise from say one of the immigration agencies of these English speaking countries, that applicants to country X, do not have satisfactory "English language" skills, thereby compelling every applicant to prove his or her's "English Language" skills by appearing for an appropriate prescribed exam. Such a requirement inspite of the fact, that the individual has completed his or her total education - primary school to university - with language of instruction being English only, does not really add much value to the process, but rather adds to the cumbersomeness of the process.This is just to mention one of the many unanticipated abrupt changes or updates encountered in the process of applying for an immigration visa. One could say, that immigration processes in almost all countries are in a constant state of flux & keeping up with the same can be a pretty onerous task.
In such circumstances any individual, company, website or books as such come across as a much needed source of water in a desert of mirages. Many a mirage can be tackled with the right amount of counselling & guidance from an established as well as a reputed player in this field of immigration visas. Interaction with such an established information source as in a company, which has not only the information, but also the necessary experience to carry out these immigration dreams to fruition is more than welcome. 


Potato salad




Ingredients
Potatoes, Cubed or wedges    2 large
Chilli flakes                             2 tspn
Oregano                                  1 tspn
Olive oil                                  1 tbspn
Salt as per requirment
Method
Micowave on high the cubed potatoes drizzled with olive oil and salt for 5 minutes
Alternately, may deep fry in oil to cook the potato wedges/cubes
Sprinkle chilli flakes oregano and adjust the salt
Transfer into serving plate, eaten as a snack.






Caulflower and Peas (Gobbi Mattar subji )



Ingredients
Cauliflower florets, blanched 2 cups
Peas                                         1½   cup
Onions, chopped                     1 medium
Green chillies, finely chopped 3-5
Ginger garlic paste                  1 tspn
Salt as per requirement
Seasoning
Mustard seeds                         ½ tspn
Urad dal                      1 tspn
Curry leaves
Oil                               1½  tbspn
Coriander, chopped
Method
Blanch cauliflower florets in turmeric and salt water
Heat oil in kadai and add seasoning ingredients
Add chopped onions, green chillies and saute
Add ginger garlic paste and saute until raw smell evoprates
Now add the cauliflower florets, green peas and salt and saute
Cook for 5-10 min with lid covered until soft
Transfer into serving bowl and garnish with chopped coriander


Prawn quick fry (Chemmen Varuthadha)




Ingredients
Prawns, de-veined      1 cup
Redchilli powder        1 tspn
Turmeric powder         1/3 tspn
Curry leaves                1-2 strings
Salt as required
Oil                               2 tbspn

Method
Marinate the de-veined prawns with redchilli powder, turmeric and salt
Heat oil in wok and toss curry leaves until they splutter
Add the marinated prawns
Cook until done
Serve with sauce

Prawns in coriander seed gravy (Chemmen Masala kutaan)



Ingredients
Prawns            -deveined                    1 cup
Tomatoes, chopped                 2 medium
Coriander seeds                      3 tbspn
Dry coconut, grated                3 tbspn
Red chillies                             6
Cinnamon                                2 inch stick
Cardamom                              2

Seasoning
Mustard seeds                         1 tspn
Red chillies (optional) 2
Cumin seeds                ½ tspn
Curry leaves                1 stalk
Oil                               3 tbspn

Method

Dry roast grated coconut, coriander seeds, red chillies, cinnamon and cardamom and use a blender to make a fine masala powder
Cook the prawns with ½ cup water, chopped tomatoes and 2 tspns of the masala powder until half done
Now add water and blend the masala powder into a smooth paste
Add this paste to the partly cooked prawns and bring to boil with the required amount of salt
Let it simmer for few minutes until the masala is absorbed into the prawns
Season the gravy with the seasoning ingredients
Serve with hot rice

Potatoes in roasted coriander seed gravy (Aloo Masala Curry)




Ingredients
Potatoes, cubed                       3 medium
Tomatoes, chopped                 2 medium
Onions, sliced                         1 medium
Coriander seeds                      2 tbspn
Dry coconut, grated                1½  tbspn
Red chillies                             4-5
Cinnamon                                2 inch stick
Cardamom                              2
Fenugreek                               5-6 seeds
Cumin seeds                            ½ tspns

Seasoning
Mustard seeds                         1 tspn
Red chillies (optional) 2
Cumin seeds                ½ tspn
Curry leaves                1 stalk
Oil                               3 tbspn

Method

Dry roast grated coconut, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, red chillies cinnamon and cardamom and use a blender to make a fine powder
Boil cut potatoes, sliced onions and chopped tomatoes with 2 tspns of the above powder until done
Now add water and blend the powder into a smooth paste
Add this paste to the cooked potatoes and bring to boil with the required amount of salt
Season the gravy with the seasoning ingredients
The potato gravy can be served with hot rice, Indian rotis, puris etc.

Tomato Dip



Ingredients
Butter              2 tbspn
Garlic paste     1 tspn
Tomato puree  1 cup
Crushed pepper ½ tspn
Salt as per requirement
Method
Heat butter in a pan and add saute garlic paste for a minute
Add tomato puree and salt and bring to boil
Add crushed pepper corns and allow it to cool before serving


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