Garlic Noodles – Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Noodles Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Garlic Noodles or Hakka Noodles made in the instant pot. I used to love noodles growing up.  Hakka noodles are a popular dish in India, you can get them at the many chinese restaurants and even at the street side vendors.

Interestingly, hakka noodles is not really part of chinese cuisine.  Indians have given it a personal touch and adapted it to our taste.

Preparing Hakka Noodles in Instant Pot 

This is the pack of noodles that I get from the Asian store and have enjoyed very much.

Noodles Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Noodles are very easy to make, even easier in an instant pot.  Just add the noodles, sauces, water and veggies. Mix them well and cook for 4 minutes.  The best part was they were not dry.  In the past, my husband would always complain that they are dry and not good to eat just by themselves.  But in the instant pot, they were perfect!

Noodles Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
Noodles Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

I add soy sauce, vinegar and schezwan sauce to this recipe.  You can choose to use a chili sauce or a garlic based sauce too.  You can add veggies, eggs, chicken or shrimp, whatever you prefer to these noodles.  I did not add egg or meat to this recipe, however it can add to the taste if you eat egg.  Make a quick omelet, cut it in to small pieces and add to the cooked noodles.

Noodles Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

These noodles are great for family gatherings, kids love them. Enjoy these noodles as a main dish or have them with a gravy such as vegetarian or chicken manchurian, panang curry.

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Noodles Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
Instant Pot Garlic Noodles
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Delicious and quick Garlic Noodles in the instant pot. Enjoy them with the variation of veggies you like. 

Course: Main Dish, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Chinese, Indo-Chinese
Servings: 3
Author: Piping Pot Curry
  1. Add oil, noodles, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, schezwan sauce and water.

  2. Mix well so the noodles are all dipped in water. They will not all be covered under water. 

  3. Add bell peppers. Close lid with vent in sealing position. 

  4. Start the instant pot in manual or pressure cook mode for 4 minutes at high pressure.

  5. Once the instant pot beeps, quick release the pressure manually. Stir the noodles, and let them rest for 2 minutes. 

  6. If needed, stir in salt to your taste preference. Top with spring onions and sesame seeds. 

Recipe Notes
  • If you like your noodles softer, increase water by 1/4 cup. 
  • Adjust spice to your taste. I love to add extra schezwan sauce on my noodles. 
  • This recipe was created for thick Canton noodles. Adjust for other types of noodles. 



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8 thoughts on “Garlic Noodles – Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

    1. Hey Chaitali – I do sealing position for these noodles. Also I used a thicker noodle variety, if you are using thin noodles, then please reduce the cooking time a bit. I hope you enjoy it!

      1. I had trouble getting all the noodles to be “wet” and hence almost half of the noodles were not cooked. I had to stir it in once more and then steam it again (I was afraid to pressure cook it once again as the vegetables might get smushed). Any suggestions? Maybe put the noodles in first and then the vegetables on top?

        1. Hey Meenu – Thanks for your note. You did the right thing with not pressure cooking again. I made the noodles again last night, see the updated picture. I thing I did was – Stir the noodles well, so they are all coated with water before pressure cooking. I have mentioned this in the recipe steps now. I LOVE your idea of bell peppers/veggies on the top, so they don’t get overcooked. If you think more water would have helped, certainly add more next time as they can be different varieties of noodles. Mine came out perfect with 1 cup of water. I hope you enjoyed the taste though.

          Thanks, Meeta

    1. Hey Siri – I have not made this in a stovetop pressure cooker, so hard for me to say it will work out as is. If you try, do let me know how they turn out.

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