First, chop the nuts and powder the cardamom pods.Put aside. Get the water boiled and put aside.
Put a thick bottomed pan / vessel on stove under a medium flame. Add one teaspoon of ghee / butter and add all the dry fruits & nuts. Fry them until they turn light brown in colour and take them aside.
In the same pan add 1 teaspoon of ghee and semiya/vermicelli and saute till they turn light brown.Add the boiled hot water and close the vessel with lid.Let the water be completely absorbed by the semiya/vermicelli so that it would soften.This might take 3-4 mins.
Add food colour, saffron strands, powdered cardamom, sugar and mix well. Let the sugar melt for 2 mins.Add the dry fruits & nuts & the remaining ghee.Keep stirring continuously until the content leaves the sides of the pan.
Transfer the whole content onto the greased plate. Cut it into desired shape once cooled to room temp.Done!!
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