Place all ingredients, except vermicelli, in a pot and bring to a boil. Cover and remove from heat. In another pot, cook vermicelli according to package directions. (I find it helpful to break the pasta in half before the hike.)
Carefully drain the pasta and add to curry pot. Return to stove, reduce heat, and stir until well mixed and bubbling (if it seems too dry, add a bit more water). Turn stove off, cover pot. Let stand 5 to 7 minutes, or until thickened.
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Recipe courtesy of Derek Sullivan, Seattle, Washington