Traditional winter rice cakes in Dhaka

  • A food vendor makes bhapa pitha, a steamed rice cake, in front of the Dhaka University Central Library. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    A food vendor makes bhapa pitha, a steamed rice cake, in front of the Dhaka University Central Library. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • A food vendor makes bhapa pitha, a steamed rice cake, in front of the Dhaka University Central Library. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    A food vendor makes bhapa pitha, a steamed rice cake, in front of the Dhaka University Central Library. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • A vendor prepares a steamed rice cake known as a bhapa pitha in front of the Dhaka University Central Library. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    A vendor prepares a steamed rice cake known as a bhapa pitha in front of the Dhaka University Central Library. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Steam rises from a rice cake known as a bhapa pitha being prepared in front of the Dhaka University Central Library. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Steam rises from a rice cake known as a bhapa pitha being prepared in front of the Dhaka University Central Library. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Steam rises from a rice cake known as a bhapa pitha being prepared in front of the Dhaka University Central Library. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Steam rises from a rice cake known as a bhapa pitha being prepared in front of the Dhaka University Central Library. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Though the winter chill has yet to set in, people are still eager to try the traditional rice cakes made by roadside vendors. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Though the winter chill has yet to set in, people are still eager to try the traditional rice cakes made by roadside vendors. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Though the winter chill has yet to set in, people are still eager to try the traditional rice cakes made by roadside vendors. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Though the winter chill has yet to set in, people are still eager to try the traditional rice cakes made by roadside vendors. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • With the onset of winter comes fresh demand for traditional rice cakes. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    With the onset of winter comes fresh demand for traditional rice cakes. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Food vendors in Dhaka’s Farmgate sell rice cakes for just Tk 10. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Food vendors in Dhaka’s Farmgate sell rice cakes for just Tk 10. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Food vendors in Dhaka’s Farmgate sell rice cakes for just Tk 10. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Food vendors in Dhaka’s Farmgate sell rice cakes for just Tk 10. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Customers line up in front of a food vendor making fresh rice cakes in Dhaka’s Farmgate. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Customers line up in front of a food vendor making fresh rice cakes in Dhaka’s Farmgate. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Customers line up in front of a food vendor making fresh rice cakes in Dhaka’s Farmgate. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Customers line up in front of a food vendor making fresh rice cakes in Dhaka’s Farmgate. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • A food vendor displays savoury dishes of sizzling spices and pureed vegetables to be served with chitoi pitha, a traditional rice cake, in Dhaka’s Farmgate. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    A food vendor displays savoury dishes of sizzling spices and pureed vegetables to be served with chitoi pitha, a traditional rice cake, in Dhaka’s Farmgate. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • A food vendor displays savoury dishes of sizzling spices and pureed vegetables to be served with chitoi pitha, a traditional rice cake, in Dhaka’s Farmgate. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    A food vendor displays savoury dishes of sizzling spices and pureed vegetables to be served with chitoi pitha, a traditional rice cake, in Dhaka’s Farmgate. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu