Top Noodle Brands in India

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Due to their quick-cooking properties, instant noodles today have maintained an exceptional position in almost every Indian kitchen. Since a lot of the women in metropolitan India are working, instant noodles and ready-to-eat foods are slowly and steadily substituting the traditional rice and pulses.

India's Instant Noodles Market is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period of 2016-2026. A hot preference among all the youngsters in the country, noodles have come a long way since their introduction in 1983. Devoured in almost every Indian household, Maggi, which was initially considered a snack, has taken the place of a staple diet in many Indian homes. Owing to the fast-paced lives today, packaged and ready-to-eat foods are augmenting quite a formidable share in the Indian food market.

However, according to market experts, Nestle India's Maggi noodles, which has been dominating the instant noodles market in India for nearly three decades is currently witnessing tough competition with prominent players of the market like Unilever Knorr, Top-Ramen, ITC (Sunfeast Yippee), and Capital Food India Ltd (Chings).

List of leading Noodle Brands in India

Although there are several noodle brands available in India, only a few have been able to dominate the taste buds of the Indians.


Maggi is a product of Nestle India, a subsidiary of the Nestle Group of Switzerland. Nestle India's Maggi is still undoubtedly the top noodle brand in India. Maggi has been dominating the Indian noodle industry for almost 38 years. Maggi was the pioneer of noodles in India. Launched in 1983 into the Indian market with the challenge of entering a market that was conservative and had typical notions about food consumption, this product still managed to gain some space in almost every Indian kitchen.

Synonymous with noodles in India today, Maggi is known to be the fastest cooked tasty meal in an Indian household.


Another popular noodle brand in India is Sunfeast Yippee!, which belongs to the Indian conglomerate ITC. Yippee made its way into the Indian market in the first decade of the 2000s and gradually made a considerable presence. By the early 2010s, Yippee! had started giving market leader Maggi some sort of competition. It is a widely recognized noodle brand nowadays.

Top Ramen

Top Ramen, by Nissin, is another leading noodle brand in India. Nissin is a Japanese company that introduced its first noodle product in 1958 but entered the Indian market 30 years later in 1988. It took a while for Top Ramen to become one of the leading noodle brands in India. Different variants of Top Ramen noodles in India include Atta Noodles, Cup Noodles, Curry Veg Noodles, Oats Noodles, Scoobies Short Noodles, and Super Noodles.

Ching's Secret

Ching's Secret is another popular noodle brand in India. It is a product of Capital Food India Limited. Introducing a line of products with the trademark Desi Chinese, Chings makes sure to give the conventional noodles a desi tadka. Ching's Secret offers a vast range of products to its customers that include Schezwan Instant Noodles, Singapore Curry Instant Noodles, Hot Garlic Instant Noodles, Egg Hakka Noodles, and Veg Hakka Noodles.

Knorr Soupy Noodles

Knorr Soupy Noodles is a product of Hindustan Unilever and has turned out to be a popular brand in India of late. Knorr is famous for its unique range of soups in India and is the leading brand for the same but has earned accolades for its unique combination of noodles and soup, that is, Knorr Soupy Noodles. Knorr noodles range consists of Mast Masala Soupy Noodles, Knorr Chinese Noodle Hot Spicy, Knorr Chinese Noodle Schezwan, Chinese Noodles, and Fried Rice.

Patanjali Noodles

An initiative of Make in India, Panaji Noodles by Baba Ramdev are quite popular nowadays among people who are a follower of him and those who want to contribute towards India's globalization.

Last Updated on September 20, 2021