I completely forgot to take pictures as I was making the dish! Not that there are too many steps in this easy delicious recipe. This is a favorite of my husband Raj, who has fond (!) memories of his undergrad engineering days in Banaras Hindu University, where lauki showed up in various forms several times during the week.
Lauki/doodhi is also a great vegetable that is pretty bland and lends itself to many variations and uses, including in a soup, pakoras bathed in a tangy tomato sauce, and even a sweet halwa (fudge-like Indian sweet). One of these days!