Agar firdawsi bar ru-yi zamin ast, hamin ast u hamin ast u hamin ast

If there is a paradise on earth,
It is this, it is this, it is this.

Akbar could have as well plastered it on the walls of Andhra Bhavan.

If there is a place in Delhi where you can spend just Rs.50 (a little more than $1) and eat to your heart’s content delicious spicy Andhra food, just like you get it at home, it’s here at Andhra Bhavan. The service is excellent, your plate is never empty and they keep on asking you if you want more… truly a glutton’s dream come true.

Andhra Bhavan is the office of all Andhra officials who visit Delhi. And the canteen there is the place I am talking about. They have a roaring business, and the amazing thing is that they haven’t felt the need to expand or to mark up their rates. It is basically a mess and have a fixed menu for lunch and dinner, but their stuff is good. The place has remained unchanged for years and hopefully for many years to come.

For all those foodies who haven’t given Andhra Bhavan a whirl, just come up to the India Gate circle, and get off at Ashoka Road. Take the left right turn on the first roundabout and there it is on your right. Bon apetit!


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Unmaad, the annual cultural festival of IIMB, is all set to take place from the 2nd of February to the 4th.

Highlights of the festival: Lucky Ali, Kailash Kher and Junoon & Indian Ocean! Don’t miss it!


4 responses to “Agar firdawsi bar ru-yi zamin ast, hamin ast u hamin ast u hamin ast

  1. Umm… couldn’t have expected you to come up with the right directions 😉 Right on the first round-about!

  2. Oops! It is the right on the first round-about..

  3. I went to Andhra Bhavan’s canteen after reading this post of yours. Only if I had read the comments also I would have saved myself the trouble of revolving around that Gol Chakkar numerous times. The food, no doubt, was excellent! It comes for Seventy a plate now. Really fantastic khana..

  4. Duly corrected.. though I should have done this a long time ago. I can’t have my readers running around circles, even of a literal nature, can I? 🙂

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