Mlabbas (Syrian Arabic), and Noghl (Iranian Persian), or Nuql (Afghan Persian), or sugar-coated almonds, is a traditional Syrian, Iranian and Afghan confection. It is made by boiling sugar with water and rose water and then coating roasted almonds in the mixture. It can also be made with other nuts such as walnuts or other items. Noghl is often eaten along with tea.
Noghl is often included in Syrian, Iranian and Afghan weddings, which are based on ancient Arabic / Persian / Afghan 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. In many places in both Iran and Afghanistan, Noghl (Nuql) is showered on the bride and groom, much like confetti in Western countries would be.
Nuqal (Nuql) also known as Frosted Almonds or Sugar Coated Almonds, are rose-water essenced, sugar-coated almonds well known in the Persian/Afghan regions. They are a very common part of most Iranian and Afghan weddings and other milestone celebrations. The sweet taste and aroma and the satisfying crunch of almonds will keep you coming back for more.