I lived with 3 Indian (like exchange student/FOB Indians) dudes for a few years in college (we met freshman year and lived together the next three years).
I was the resident cook, but they provided the spices that their mothers sent them. I spent 3 years learning how to make Indian food. I love it! I still make dahl three or four times a week and have my wife hooked on it.
The would have skewered me for serving hem a cow BTW! One was a total veg and the other two only ate chicken with the exception on one. When he would get drunk he loved to eat sausage. He loved sausage, but only drunk....