For the brand of Semiya which I used 1 to 1.25 cups is enough for cooking. For other's you can use 1.5 cups of water or cook the vermicelli According to the instructions given in the packet.
It's the perfect time to add the food color. Instead of adding the orange food color powder directly you can mix with 1 tablespoon of milk or water and you can add it. Also if you don't like to add the artificial food color you can soak a pinch of saffron in warm milk or warm water and you can add that.
Now add the crushed cardamom and also the fried cashews and raisins and mix for a while.
Tempting and tasty Semiya Kesari is ready to be served.
1. I have added only one tablespoon of ghee in this recipe. If you want to add more you can add according to your taste.
2. Adding salt is not necessary but I feel it enhances the sweet recipe.
3. The vermicelli I used is of thin Variety so I have used 1 to 1.25 cups of water. So if you're having thick Variety semiya then you might need to increase the quantity of water.