Food and India have a relationship like no other. Food here is an adventure, it's a soothing balm for a difficult day, it's exciting and varied and most importantly - spicy. We in India have embraced spicy cuisine like an old friend who's never let us down. Whichever part of India the cardinal compass points, you can be sure there's going to be at least one meal there that'll melt your tastebuds and make your sweat sweat, in the most delightful way possible.

So here's a few of the most spicy, balls-to-the-wall hot dishes from the different parts of India.

Conclusion - I've definitely missed out on a lot of different dishes, so if you know about any great, local and most importantly, spicy as fuck food everyone should try, mention it in the comments!

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