Fry nuts in 2tsp butter till light golden colour, drain and keep aside. Fry vermicelli in the remaining butter until golden brown. Make a sugar syrup (one string consistency).
Boil the milk until it is thickened to half the quantity. Add the fried vermicelli to the milk and cook. Do not allow lumps to form. Add sugar syrup and cook for a while until it comes to a homogeneous consistency. Sprinkle cardamom powder. Garnish with fried nuts.