Found in: Iranian cuisine
Noghl, or sugar-coated almonds, is a traditional Iranian confection. It is made by boiling sugar with water and rose water and then coating roasted almonds in the mixture.
Noghl is often included in Iranian weddings, which are based on ancient Persian ceremonies. As part of the wedding celebration, an often lavish spread of food is prepared at the home of the bride. Included among the food is an assortment of pastries and sweets, including noghl, which is typically paid for by the groom.
(1) Batmanglij, Najmieh (2008). New Food for Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies. Washington: Mage Publishers. ISBN 0-934-21134-5. pp. 393-395.