If you are looking to make a simple and easy dessert then you must try Kesar Pista Jars. I took the inspiration of no bake Cheesecake and added layers of cream to make this light. The texture is airy & the most popular Indian flavor combo of Saffron and Pistachio works so well in this recipe. This recipe was a huge hit at a recent dinner hosted by me and I am sure it will be at yours.

Kesar Pista Cream Jars

Kesar Pista is popular combo especially for Indian Desserts. You are going to love these easy to make Cream Jars that can be made ahead of time. I made them the day before and I was all prepared to serve them the next day. The texture is light and airy and the flavor of saffron and pistachio works so well together. I have layered the bottom with Parle G biscuits to add the crunch. This is a recipe worth saving and sharing. Checkout the recipe below 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian, Indian Fusion
Servings 6 jars


  • 2 8oz pack of Cream Cheese
  • 1 and 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • 1 8oz container of cool whip or whipped cream
  • 20 parle g cookies
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 tablespoon saffron strands
  • 1/2 cup pistachio powder freshly ground
  • 1 cup whip cream to garnish


  • Crush the parle g cookies and add the melted butter and mix it well.
  • Make a layer of crushed cookies in the jar and press it down till its even
  • Place the jar in the fridge for 1 hour
  • Prepare the cream cheese mixture by whipping it. Whip the cream cheese till it becomes airy for about 10 minutes
  • Add the condensed milk and whip it again
  • Fold in the Cool whip or whipped cream, pistachio powder and saffron strands with light hand
  • Using a spoon, place the mixture in the jars till 3/4th full and smoothen it out using a spoon
  • Place the jars in the referigerator for 6 hours minimum or overnight
  • Before serving layer it with whip cream and sprinkle saffron strands and pistachio powder


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