Yes, that stuff makes ya sick if you can't do gluten!
I don't know how come Indian food never quite tastes the same when made at home...although, groundhoggie used to go visit with her friends from Pakistan (who made lots of Indian foods at home), watched closely whenever they would cook...and saw that they used the same ingredients we were using and their food just tasted more Indian than ours.
I think one reason is the spices are cooked in oils, which might bring them out more (so I just use MORE of the spices and cook them longer to compensate), and one trick we learned was that in some of the sauces, adding some black tea gives it more of an authentic taste...somehow...as nutty as that sounds. I've always thought people from India have some big secret to their cooking they don't want the rest of the world to know about
Did you read the latest McDougall newsletter? I just got it this morning...the recipes look great...I noticed how they told about the woman making fresh tortillas from masa harina everyday...another big secret in the world of cooking...I've tried so hard to make tortillas from scratch...they just aren't quite right, ya know?