Preparation / Directions:
1. Combine potatoes, carrots and 1/2 cup water in shallow 2-quart microwaveproof dish. Cover and microwave on High 14 minutes, stirring halfway through. Let stand.
2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, chile and ginger. Cook, stirring, until onion is translucent, 5 minutes. Stir in curry powder; cook 30 seconds. Stir in vegetables with their liquid, chick-peas, 3/4 cup more water and the salt. Simmer 3 to 4 minutes. Serve with couscous and yogurt, if desired. Makes 4 servings.