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Conversions
Abbreviations
tsp teaspoon
tbsp tablespoon
gm gram
cm centimeter
ml milliliter
C cup
fl oz fluid ounce
pt pint
gal gallon
l litre
kg kilo grams
lb pound
Oz. ounce
qt quart
Temperatures
Fahrenheit Celsius
350 175
375 190
400 205
425 220
450 230
Volume
1/8 tsp 1/2 ml
1/4 tsp 1 ml
1/2 tsp 2 ml
1 tsp 5 ml
2 tsp 10 ml
1 tbsp 15 ml
1/4 cup (4 tbsp) 60 ml
1/3 cup 80 ml
1/2 cup 120 ml
2/3 cup 160 ml
3/4 cup 180 ml
1 cup 240 ml
Linear measurements
1/2 inch 1 cm
1 inch 2.5 cm
6 inches 15 cm
8 inches 20 cm
Measuring Liquids
1 dash 6 drops
24 drops 1/4 tsp
3 tsp 1 Tbsp
16 Tbsp 1 cup
Equivalent Measures
1 pinch 1/8 tsp or less
1-1/2 tsp 1/2 Tbsp
3 tsp 1 Tbsp
1/6 cup 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp
1/4 cup 4 Tbsp
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp
3/8 cup 6 Tbsp
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp
2/3 cup 10 Tbsp + 2 tsp
3/4 cup 12 Tbsp
1 cup 16 Tbsp
Quick Conversions
Pinch or dash less than 1/8 teaspoon
3 teaspoons 1 tablespoon
4 tablespoons 1/4 cup
6 tablespoons 3/4 cup
5 1/8 tablespoons 1/3 cup
8 tablespoons 1/2 cup
16 tablespoons 1 cup
Liquid Conversions
Measures Metric Imperial
1 tsp(teaspoon) 5 ml 1/6 fl oz
1 tbsp (tablespoon) 15 ml fl oz
1/8 cup 30 ml 1 fl oz
cup 60 ml 2 fl oz
3/8 cup 90 ml 3 fl oz
cup 125 ml 4 fl oz
2/3 cup 165 ml 5 fl oz
cup 185 ml 6 fl oz
1 cup 250 ml 8 fl oz
1 cups 310 ml 10 fl oz
1 cups 375 ml 12 fl oz
2 cups 500 ml 16 fl oz
2 cups 625 ml 20 fl oz / 1 pint
3 cups 935 ml 1 pints
4 cups 1000 ml 1 pints
5 cups 1 litres 2 pints
18 cups 4 litres 1 gallon
Mass Conversions
Measures Metric Imperial
1 tsp (teaspoon) 5 gm 1/6 oz
2 tsp 10 gm 1/3 oz
3 tsp 15 gm oz
1 tbsp(tablespoon) 15 gm oz
2 tbsp 30 gm 1 oz
cup / 4 tbsp 60 gm 2 oz
cup / 8 tbsp 120 gm 4 oz. / lb
2/3 cup / 10 tbsp + 2 tsp 160 gm 5 1/3 oz
cup / 12 tbsp 180 gm 6 oz
1 cup / 16 tbsp 240 gm 8 oz. / lb
2 cups / 32 tbsp 480 gm 16 oz / 1 lb
Oven Temp Chart
F C
Slow 250 - 325 121 - 162
Moderate 325 - 375 162 - 190
Moderate Hot 375 - 425 190 - 218
Hot 425 - 450 218 - 232
Very Hot 450 - 475 232 - 246

Measurement Table

1oz = 28.35 gms. = 1 fl oz = 30 ml
1cup = 210 ml = 7 fl oz
1tsp = 5 ml = 1/6 fl oz
1 tbsp = 15 ml = 1/2 fl oz = 3 tsps


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Oz Gms
15
1 30
1 40
2 55
2 65
3 80
4 110
3 95
4 125
5 140
6 170
5 155
6 185
9 260
8 230
7 200
10 290
12 350
11 320

Note:

Rounded to multiples of 5.
solids, measure heaped and liquids, to the brim.

Measuring Butter or Margarine

4 sticks (1 pound) = 2 cups
2 sticks (1/2 pound) = 1 cup
1 stick (1/4 pound) = 1/2 cup
1/2 stick (1/8 pound) = 1/4 cup

Measurements of Ingredients

Ingredients Quantity Conversions in Gms.
Almonds 10 14
Asafoetida (hing) 1 teaspoon 4
Bajra flour 1 cup 130
Baking powder 1 teaspoon 3
Black cardamoms 2 1
Black peppercorns 15 1
Black pepper powder 1 teaspoon 3
Caraway seeds (shahi jeera) 1 teaspoon 3
Carom seeds 1 teaspoon 3
Cinnamon 1 inch/2.5 cm stick 0.5
Cloves 10 1
Coconut milk 1 cup 225 ml
Coriander powder 1 teaspoon 2
Coriander seeds 1 teaspoon
1 tablespoon
4
7
Cumin powder 1 teaspoon 3
Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon 3
Cumin seeds 1 tablespoon 7
Egg 1 (small)
1 (big)
50
60
Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 teaspoon
1 tablespoon
5
11
Fresh coriander leaves 1 tablespoon (chopped)
1 cup
1 cup (chopped)
5
25
60
Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon 2
Garlic 10 cloves 13
Garlic paste 1 tablespoon 15
Ginger 1 inch piece 7
Ginger paste 1 tablespoon 15
Gram flour (besan) 1 tablespoon
1 cup
1 cup
5
90
86
Grated dry coconut 1 tablespoon
1 cup

83
Green cardamom powder 1 teaspoon 2
Green chillies 10 19
Green chilli paste 1 teaspoon 5
Green chilli paste 1 teaspoon 5
Fresh green peas (shelled) 1 cup 158
Fresh scraped coconut 1 tablespoon
1 cup
7
118
Honey 1 tablespoon 16
Jaggery (grated) 1 teaspoon
1 tablespoon
1 cup
8
21
205
Jawari flour 1 cup 112
Kokum petals 1 cup 112
Lemon juice 1 teaspoon
1 tablespoon
6
5
Mace 2 strands 3
Medium sized carrot 1 70-75
Medium sized onion 1 85-90
Medium sized potato 1 95-100
Medium sized tomato 1 95-100
Mustard seeds (rai) 1 teaspoon 4
Mustard powder 1 teaspoon 2
Peanuts 1 tablespoon
1 cup
12
200
Poppy seeds 1 teaspoon
1 tablespoon
4
9
Powdered sugar 1 cup 124 gms
Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon 3
Red chilli paste 1 teaspoon 7
Refined flour 1 cup 116
Rice 1 cup 190 gms
Rice flour 1 cup 140
Salt 1 teaspoon 7
Semolina 1 cup 178
Sesame seeds (til) 1 teaspoon
1 tablespoon
4
11
Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 1 teaspoon
1 cup
4
208
Split black gram (dhuli urad dal) 1 teaspoon
1 cup
7
214
Split green gram (dhuli moong dal) 1 cup 207
Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) 1 cup 205
Star anise 2 4
Sugar 1 teaspoon
1 tablespoon
1 cup
6
15
250
Tamarind pulp 1 teaspoon 7
Tomato puree 1 tablespoon
1 cup
14
225
Turmeric powder (haldi) 1 teaspoon 3
Vinegar 1 tablespoon 13
White pepper powder 1 teaspoon 3
Whole red chillies 5 3
Whole wheat flour (atta) 1 cup 137
Yogurt 1 cup 257

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