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Heat the oil in a large wok or saucepan set over a medium heat. Toss in the mustard seeds followed by the curry leaves (if you are using dried curry leaves add them later on with the broccoli) and chilli flakes. Swirl everything around until the leaves stop spluttering, then add the onions and ginger and fry for 3-4 mins over a high heat.
Stir in the broccoli (and dried curry leaves if using) and continue frying over a high heat until just tender, stirring all the time. Scatter over the coconut (if you are using desiccated coconut, soak it in hot water for 5 mins before tipping into a sieve, draining away any liquid, and adding to the pan at the end of cooking), stir to mix and sharpen with the lime juice.