When I lived in the UK, I often find myself purchasing Indian food and order takeaways. However, I had some Indian house mates before and the food that they cooked always smell different. I'm not talking about quality, because I haven't tried their food yet (it's theirs) but to my nose it always seemed like Indian food in the UK used a lot more curry powder than it should have. Is it just my nose going crazy, or maybe the way it's cooked is different ? I know that it's not a problem with the spices, my house mates also bought his stuffs from the same store (Morrison's if you're interested).