Heat 1 1/2 tbsp of ghee in a cooking pot in medium flame.
To this add raisins and cashew nuts and fry till golden. Once golden remove them from ghee and keep aside.
To the same ghee add vermicelli, and fry for two minutes in medium flame. Do not over fry them.
To this add 4 cups of milk.
Add saffron and stir well.
Simmer in medium flame till it bubbles. Now add sugar and stir well.
Cook for another two minutes and put off the stove.
Add powdered cardamom, dry fruits and stir.
Garnish with dried rose petals and vermicelli kheer is ready to serve.