I was kind of disappointed that you chose indian cuisine to match up against mexican. Unfortunately, most western style or japanese style chefs are incapable of cooking indian food. Mexican food is very easy and familiar to most people and a half way decent chef could easily make something mexicanish if not authentic mexican dish. It wasn't fair to match those two cuisines up . A better challenge might have been to match mexican with italian or french or mexican and russian or australian. (Hey - to a couple of billion people - italian and french are the freaky cuisines with the gross ingredients).
To date - I only know one western chef that probably can cook Indian food (Gorden Ramsey) and one chef that knows how to correctly pronounce "cumin" (Bobby Flay). It's kind of disappointing.