*Mawa are compressed milk solids. You can find them in the freezer aisles of many international grocery stores. You can make your own with a shortcut method by combining milk powder with whole milk. Since we are adding milk to the recipe already, we are simply substituting mawa with slightly less milk powder. If you really need a project, you can always make your make your own mawa the traditional way, by stirring and simmering whole milk until the liquid evaporates and you are left with the milk solids. I have done that once, it tooks hours, and sadly resulted in the best Indian desserts I have ever made.