50 -75gramsapprox 1/3rd cup cheddar cheese, grated
salt to taste
oil for shallow frying
Coarsely chop the corn kernels if desired (if you are making it for kids). Transfer all the ingredients into a wide flat bowl and mix well. Knead to form a stiff dough.
Pinch out small lime sized balls from the dough, roll into balls and flatten in the center of your palm. Roll in breadcrumbs if desired.
Heat oil on a medium high in a non stick pan and place just enough tikkis on it and fry till golden brown on both sides.
Transfer onto a serving plate, garnish with chopped dill leaves, grated cheese or corn kernels and serve hot with tomato ketchup, sauce or chutney of your choice.
Dill leaves is also known as Suva Bhaji or Shepu Bhaji in Hindi and Sabsige Soppu in Kannada. They have a very strong aroma but once cooked it is not so strong. However, if you wish you may replace dill with any fresh or dried herb of your choice.