Go Back
+ servings
spicy garlic chili curry noodles
Print

Spicy Garlic Chili Curry Noodles In Instant Pot

Spicy chili garlic curry noodles made with hakka noodles, sauces, garlic, butter and spices to make an easy, delicious vegetarian meatless noodles dinner in the instant pot!
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Chinese, Indian
Keyword curry noodles, instant pot noodles, spicy garlic noodles
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
pressure build up and release time 22 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 282kcal

Ingredients

  • 10.5 oz hakka noodles 300 grams (equivalent to about 10.5 oz, from two cakes of noodles from the packet - see notes)
  • 4 cups water or use vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons garlic minced or crushed (or use 2 teaspoons of garlic powder)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger peeled and grated or minced
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder (or use garam masala powder)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 cup frozen peas may add little more
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • salt as needed
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

for the sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce optional
  • 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon oregano dried (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder adjust the amount slightly to your preference

Instructions

  • Place the noodles in the instant pot.
  • Add the fresh garlic (or garlic powder), ginger, onion powder, curry powder (or garam masala powder), turmeric powder and also brown sugar & sprinkle enough salt.
  • Pour the water (or broth) on top of the noodles.
  • Add the frozen peas on top and also place the butter on top. Do not stir the noodles.
  • Close the instant pot with lid in sealing position and cook in high pressure for 1 minute.
  • Once the cooking is done, press "keep warm/cancel ' button and wait for a natural pressure release for about 8 minutes.
  • Once the 8 minutes of natural pressure release is over, carefully do a gradual, controlled manual pressure release to slowly remove the remaining pressure.
    Once the 8 minutes of natural pressure release is over, carefully do a gradual, controlled manual pressure release to slowly remove the remaining pressure.
    If you want a very al dente texture for noodles, you may do a controlled manual pressure release after 5 minutes of natural pressure release.
    The steam will be very hot at this point, so make sure to be very careful!The steam will be very hot at this point, so make sure to be very careful!
  • Once the pressure is all removed, carefully open the lid.
  • Stir the noodles gently, add the sauces and spices for sauce ( oregano and basil), stir to combine with the noodles.
  • Press saute and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes, gently tossing the noodles in between so the sauces will combine evenly across the noodles.
  • Press 'cancel' button to stop sauteeing and transfer the prepared noodles to a cooler place to avoid overcooking of the noodles.
  • Alternatively, instead of using the saute in instant pot, you may transfer the cooked noodles to a large skillet, wok or pan on stove top and add sauces, toss and stir fry the noodles to your liking.
  • You may also add little more butter or little heavy cream (about ¼ cup) or shredded cheese (about 1 cup) if you want the noodles to be in a more creamy sauce like in pasta.
  • Let the prepared noodles rest for few minutes so the noodles will soak the flavors from the sauce and spices.
  • Serve the delicious garlic buttered noodles with peas and sauce for a simple lunch or dinner!

Notes

Amount of hakka noodles I used in this recipe is 300 grams.
I had a large package of hakka noodles with 4 cakes of noodles equivalent to 600 grams of noodles. I used only two cakes of noodles in this recipe, which is 300 grams of noodles and it is equivalent to about 10.5 oz of noodles.
If the amount of noodles slightly varies also (upto about 12 oz of noodles), it should be fine. I have only used a few ingredients to add flavor to this spicy garlic hakka noodles.
You may add more ingredients like chopped scallions or green onions, thinly sliced carrots, cabbage, peppers (capsicum), chilies etc to your preference.

Nutrition

Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 790mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 446IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg