We are in the middle of the Christmas celebrations, still enjoying the festivities with gorgeous food and our relatives and friends.
It didn't snow, well not that we expected (we are in the tropics), the weather is lovely warm and sunny the last days.
Christmas is always more a quiet time, the new year is more like a storm.
It has always been like that and it is visible in the party celebrations.
Families celebrate together and only the lonely party animals enjoy a good old trance party for Christmas.
Or maybe they are warming up for the new years parties.
Different crowds from all over the world gather for new years in Goa to celebrate a new success full year.
Beaches are flooded, especially Calangute beach ends up being captured by fully dressed Indian domestic tourists, who never go for a swim because none of them knows to swim.
Everyday 1000 visit a beach for the first time in their lives. Remember India has a billion inhabitants, so you can imagine.
We are lucky to live the other side, in a tourist area too, but in a quieter more beautiful environment.
Our guests are from all over the world and they have been coming for many years to spend some months in Goa.
Many call them the last hippies standing but I wouldn't say that all are hippies.
I am not one for for sure.
Goa is developing very rapidly, with prices increasing to the heavens and mushrooming buildings, it is the hot spot of the future, Asia's paradise.
Sometimes I am wondering though where all this is going to lead us.
A place in development is always shaky to miss the right track and to fall into an abyss.
Tackling the wrong doers and the greedy misbehaving people is a solution, but what if the own government is openly corrupt?
Yeah, I am off topic (Christmas) but those thoughts have been troubling me, a nongoan.
What can we simple people do against those who spoil our lives with misdeeds?
In a way there are solutions but those solutions are unreachable because I am for once not a ministers daughter and because human greed is stronger and all present.
Time and Karma alone can fix it and we can hold on our faiths, comforting our hearts and minds with a positive way looking at life.
Great emotional push-ups and helpers are our dear ones.
The time of the year to show them how much we care for them is for Christmas when we all sit together around a table of beautiful food and share the joy in life.
We celebrated just that yesterday for Christmas with family and friends. My husbands family prepared a huge amount of scrumptious food with different dishes to melt one's heart.
The flavors of each dish were phenomenal and cooked with love.
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For the dough:
- 500 grams All Purpose flour Maida
- 1 Tablespoon Cornflour
- 1 Tablespoon Margarine
- pinch salt
- pinch Baking Powder
- little warm Water
For the filling:
- ½ kg Chickpeas Chana Daal - rinsed, dried, ground to powder
- ¼ kg Powdered Sugar
- For the dough mix all dry ingredients together and add little water if necessary. Work out the dough until smooth.
- Form it into a ball and roll out 2 mm thick with little flour. With a cookie cutter, cut out circles in a diameter of ~13 cm. Keep aside.
- For the filling dry fry the powdered chickpeas light brown, cool, add the sugar and mix well.
- To fill the Neureos add little of the chickpea mix on one of the circles and close it by adding with your finger little water on the border and pressing the 2 borders together. It has to stick together well or it might open while deep frying.