In a kadai put one teaspoon ghee and fry the cashew nuts and raisins. Remove and keep aside. In the same kadai, put one more teaspoon ghee and fry the semiya till light brown. Remove it.
In another thick bottomed vessel put the water and bring to boil. When it starts boiling, add the fried semiya and cook till soft. Add sugar and mix well. Add kesari powder (mixed in a tablespoon of water or milk) and stir well. Keep the flame into low. Cook till it thickens. Add remaining ghee, fried cashew nuts and cardamom powder. Stir thoroughly and transfer it to a greased bowl.