2tsphuskedsplit urad dal (aka husked, split mungo beans/black lentils/black gram), OR substitute finely chopped peanuts
1dried red chili pepperor 1/4 tsp crushed red chili pepper
1lbgreen beanstrimmed and chopped crosswise into 1/2" pieces
1tspkosher saltor to taste
1/4cupunsweetened desiccated coconut
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When shimmering hot, add urad dal, mustard seeds, curry leaves and chile pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant and dal turns a shade darker, about a minute.
Add green beans and salt; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until beans are crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Stir in coconut.