There's no doubt that Indian food is one of the most popular cuisines in the world. It's safe to say that everyone's got the hots for curry, and there's just something about tucking into a fiery delight that adds some extra zing to our taste buds, along with sweat to our brow. From vindaloo to kolhapuri chicken, only the most extreme mouths can take the heat provided by these recipes - they're certainly not for the faint-hearted. Most Indian restaurants deliver to your door, too. Now you can turn up the heat with your food in the comfort of your very own home.
We start off with perhaps the most famous curry. They don't come much more certified than vindaloo if you're looking for extreme heat. Emanating from Goa, vindaloo dishes enjoy worldwide recognition and are one of the hottest meals around. Chicken and beef are the most popular iterations, and they're available with different levels of spice. But you're only here for the hottest curries, right? We expect only the spiciest vindaloo will do for your order.
Where: Royal India Restaurant, Perth
Seafood in Indian meals has always been a favourite with curry connoisseurs. There are a variety of prawn curries available, but Prawn Balchou is our pick of the bunch. With ingredients that include king prawns, fresh pureed tomato and Kashmiri chilli, the best way to serve this meal is hot, hot, hot. Get ready to test those taste buds.
Where: Malabar South Indian Restaurant, Sydney
Bhut Jolokia Curry
Bhut Jolokia Curry is one of the spiciest meals around. Only mouths of iron can withstand the heat of a meal billed as Melbourne's hottest curry. Also known as the ghost curry, the dish is served with chicken and prepared with red naga chilli - one of the world's hottest chillies. In fact, the pepper used in the recipe is also a central feature in annual chilli pepper eating contests. So be ready to embrace the spice of your life when ordering a bhut jolokia curry.
Where: La Taj, Melbourne
Chicken Tikka Masala
If there is such thing as a 'comfort spice dish', Chicken Tikka Masala wins our vote. The meal is so popular that you'll find a clamour of people from all over the world claiming to have invented it. It's made up of boneless chicken breast, garlic, ginger, coriander and garam masala for the spice; chicken tikka masala is often the first choice for many when ordering Indian food.
Where: Mukka Indian Restaurant, Melbourne
Madras curries are some of the hottest around, offering enough flavours to spice up your day. Offered with various meats that include chicken, lamb and pork, the Madras curries are red in colour and use lots of chilli powder. Even the mild offering is still spicy enough to heat your mouth up to maximum levels.
Where: Masala Art Indian Restaurant, Brisbane
You've got the dishes, you know where to order them from, the only question left is: do you dare delve into these spicy delights? See just how hot you can go with the best Indian restaurants in Australia on Deliveroo.