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Cooking Measurements and Conversions

All cooking ingredients are measured with Metric style measuring cup set (1 cup = 250 ml ) size in all recipes on this website.
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Cooking Measurements and Conversions

Common Cups to Tablespoons and Teaspoons Conversion Chart

1 cup 16 Tablespoon

1/2 cup 8 Tablespoon

1/4 cup 4 Tablespoon

1/8 cup 2 Tablespoon

1 Tablespoon 3 Teaspoon

1/2 Tablespoon 1.5 Teaspoon

1 Pinch 1/8 Teaspoon

How to Measure Dry Ingredients?

To measure dry ingredients like flours, sugar, semolina, spices powder, etc., fill the measuring cup or measuring spoon with the ingredient up to brim and then level it with back edge of a knife or a spatula.

Many dry ingredients, such as granulated sugar, are not very compressible, so volume measures are consistent. However others, notably flour, are more variable. For example, 1 cup of all-purpose flour sifted into a cup and leveled with technique mentioned above weighs about 100 grams, whereas 1 cup of all-purpose flour scooped from its container and leveled weighs about 140 grams. Wherever required, our recipes also mention to use compressed or uncompressed quantities.

Using a measuring cup to measure bulk foods, which can be compressed to a variable degree such as chopped vegetables or shredded cheese leads to large measurement uncertainties and it is recommended to chop the vegetables and fruits into pieces for a correct measure.

Conversion Chart for Typical Dry Ingredients Used In Our Recipes

Name 1 cup Equals 1/2 cup Equals

Whole Wheat Flour 120 gm 60 gm

Maida (all purpose flour) 120 gm 60 gm

Gram Flour (besan) 150 gm 75 gm

Semolina 200 gm 100 gm

Raw Rice (uncooked) 200 gm 100 gm

Lentils (dals) 200 gm 100 gm

Granulated Sugar 200 gm 100 gm

Powdered Sugar 120 gm 60 gm

How to Measure Liquid Ingredients?

To measure liquid ingredients specified in quantity higher than a cup, place a measuring jug (large cup) on flat surface, pour the liquid in it and check it at eye level to measure. To measure liquid ingredients specified in quantity smaller than cup, use tablespoons, teaspoons and smaller cups (1/2 cup, 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup).

Conversion Chart for Liquid

1 cup 250 ml

3/4 cup 188 ml

2/3 cup 165 ml

1/2 cup 125 ml

1/3 cup 83 ml

1/4 cup 60 ml

1/8 cup 30 ml

1 tablespoon 15 ml

1/2 tablespoon 7.5 ml

1 teaspoon 5 ml

1/2 teaspoon 2.5 ml

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