Noghl – A Persian Wedding Tradition

noghl-traditional-persian-wedding-candyNear the conclusion of the wonderful wedding I was best man at in Mexico recently, the parents of the bride gave Andrea and I a lovely gift. Inside we discovered an adorable mini Persian rug, a purse-sized woman’s mirror, gold coins, and a small satchel of what looked large, lumpy grains of white rice.

Turns out they were Noghl, or sugar-coated almonds, a traditional Persian party favour common at Iranian weddings, which is where they are originally from. Made by coating roasted almonds in a mixture of boiled sugar, water, and rose water, they are delicious.

I’ve no idea where one can get traditional Persian treats like Noghl in Vancouver, does anyone have any suggestions?


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