Andhra Pradesh Bhavan
Jaswant Singh Road
Just off Ashoka Road
011 2338 7499
7:30am-10am, 12pm-3pm, 7:30pm-10pm
This is one of the most reasonable places in Delhi to get a filling meal - unlimited servings for the Andhra thali at only 80Rs. The Andhra Pradesh Bhavan canteen is always full, because not only is their thali meal filling, its nutritious, healthy and hygenic too.
Rasam and Sambhar katoris are served next with papad.
The next server comes with his special 4 drum vessel with 4 different vegetarian dishes in them. Normally there will be a dhal and at least 2 fresh vegetable dishes.
The table has pickle (gongura), gunpowder (chutney powder) and ghee which go really well with the rice.
They also have a limited menu of other items which include a few fiery non vegetarian ones. The Chicken fry at 80Rs is a large portion and can be split between 2 people.
Service is quick and efficient. While they don't pressurise you to vacate quickly, there is a general sense of urgency that pervades and you may find yourself eating faster than normal.
Its a canteen run by the State Government, so don't go there looking for ambience. But if you want an authentic Andhra meal or a reasonable yet tasty and balanced meal, this is the place to head to.
Ambience : 2
Food : 7
Service : 7 (fast and efficient)
Note: Pictures were taken on my cell phone, hence the low resolution.
Edited on 28 Jan 2011 to Add:
We visited again a week ago for their famous chicken biryani which is only served on Sundays. The Biryani is 120Rs with a substantial amount of chicken and a raita and gravy. So its a complete meal for one.