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Food Measurements And Conversions

             Do you measure when you cook? Many cooks just put a dash of this and a pinch of that. Indian cooking tends to be like that. It is more like an art than a science. Although many great Indian cooks have a certain way that  they measure and cook thus giving the method of cooking a scientific approach.

            It is very hard not to measure when one does not know what the finished recipe tastes like and therefore it is important to get to know the recipe by following the directions , measurements and methods so that you achieve the results desired by the author of the recipe. Then go ahead and make as many changes thereafter and adjust it to your taste buds.   

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 Simple Food Conversion Calculators

  1. Solids Converter

  2. Liquids Converter

  3. Food Conversion Calculator

  4. Measuring Liquids

  5. Measuring Dry Ingredients

  6. Common Abbreviations used in Cook Books

  7. Equivalent Measures

  8. Common American Can Sizes

  9. Quick Conversions

  10. Measuring Butter or Margarine

  11. Oven Temperature Chart 

  12. What do serving sizes look like?

 Simple Food Conversion Calculators

  Solids Converter
Enter a Value in the text box on left hand side. Click on one of the buttons below and see the result in the text box on right hand side.

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Liquids Converter
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Food Conversion Calculator

It is sometimes very hard to find how much one ounce is and how much will that be in cups or teaspoons . Well, Here is a handy tool for all you cooks out there. Go ahead try it.    

 

Fill in first field and select units to convert to

 

 

Measuring Liquids

Measuring Liquids
 1 cup 8 fluid ounces 1/2 pint 237 ml
 2 cups 16 fluid ounces 1 pint 474 ml
 4 cups 32 fluid ounces 1 quart 946 ml
 2 pints 32 fluid ounces 1 quart 0.9 liters
 4 quarts  128 fluid ounces 1 gallon  3.7liters
 8 quarts  256 fluid ounces 2 gallons 7.5 liters

 

Measuring Liquids

1 dash 6 drops
24 drops 1/4 tsp
3 tsp 1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp 1/2 fluid ounce (oz)
2 Tbsp 1 fluid oz
2 cups 16 fluid oz (1 pint)
3 Tbsp 1-1/2 fluid oz (1 jigger)
1/2 cup 4 fluid oz
16 Tbsp 1 cup
1 cup 8 fluid oz (1/2 pint)
2 pints 1 quart
4 quarts 1 gallon

 

Measuring Dry Ingredients

 

Measuring Dry Ingredients

 3 teaspoons

 1 tablespoon

 1/2 ounce

 14.3 grams

 2 tablespoons

1/8 cup

 1 fluid ounce

 28.3 grams

 4 tablespoons

 1/4 cup

 2 fluid ounces

 56.7 grams

 5 1/3 tablespoons

 1/3 cup

 2.6 fluid ounces

 75.6 grams

 8 tablespoons

 1/2 cup

 4 ounces

 113.4 grams

 12 tablespoons

 3/4 cup

 6 ounces

 .375 pound

 32 tablespoons

 2 cups

 16 ounces

 1 pound

 64 tablespoons

 4 cups

 32 ounces

 2 pounds

The Measurement Converter uses a Google feature to calculate conversions to and from metric measurements. To use it, type in the measurement listed in the recipe, 1/2 cup for example, and then type "in" and then the metric measurement you would like to see it converted to, such as "milliliters." Then click "convert." A new page will open to the Google conversion.

Examples:
1/2 cup in milliliters
3 cups in liters
350 F in C (this will translate Fahrenheit to Celsius)
10 inches in cm
1 teaspoon in ml
1 pound in kg
1 ounce in grams

Some recipes use additional instructions that require a specific amount of the ingredient. For example, a recipe might request "1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed", or "2 heaping cups flour".

Firmly Packed
With a spatula, a spoon, or your hand, tightly press the ingredient into the measuring cup. You should measure as much of the ingredient as you can fit into the measure.

Lightly Packed
Press the ingredient into the measuring cup lightly. Make sure there are no air pockets, but do not compress it too much either.

Even / Level
Measure the amount precisely, discarding the entire ingredient that rises above the rim of the measuring cup. The back of a straight knife works well for this.

Rounded
Do not flatten out the ingredient to the top of the measuring cup. Instead allow it to pile up above the rim naturally, into a soft, rounded shape.

Heaping / Heaped
Pile as much of the ingredient on top of the measure as it can hold.

Sifted
Sift with a strainer or sifter before measuring to ensure ingredient is not compacted and that there is no other foreign substance in it.

Common Abbreviations Used in Cookbooks
tsp. (t)   teaspoon
Tbs. (T)   tablespoon
C   cup
oz   ounce
pt   pint
lb   pound
qt   quart

 

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
4 cups 1 quart (qt)

 

Common American Can Sizes
Size Number  Weight Cups Servings
1/4 4 oz 1/2 1
3/8 6 oz 3/4 1
1/2 8 oz 1 2
1 picnic 10 1/2 oz 1 1/4 2 - 3
211 12 oz 1 1/2 3 - 4
300 13 1/2 oz 1 3/4-2 3 - 4
303 15 1/2 oz 2 4
2 20 oz 2 1/2 5
2 1/2 28 1/2 oz 3 1/2 7
3 33 1/2 oz 4 1/4 8
3 cylinder 46 oz 5 3/4 10-12
5 56 oz 7 14
10 103 1/2 oz 13 25

Quick Conversions
Pinch or dash = less than 1/8 teaspoon
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon = 1/2 oz
2 tablespoons = 1 oz
4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup = 2 ounces
6 tablespoons = 3/8 cup
5 1/3 tablespoons = 1/3 cup
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
16 tablespoons = 1 cup = 48 teaspoons
1 cup = 8 fluid oz.
2 cups = 1 pint
4 cups  = 2 pints = 1 quart
4 quarts = 1 gallon
2 cups liquid = 16 oz = 1 pound
1 gallon = 16 cups

 

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

 

Oven Temperature Chart

Description

American Standard  

Metric 

Gas mark 

 Very cool 225 F 110 C  mark # 1/4
 Luke warm cool  250 F 130 C  mark # 1/2
 Cool 275 F  140 C  mark # 1
 Coolly moderate 300 F 150 C   mark # 2
 Very moderate 325 F 170 C  mark # 3
 Moderate  350 F 180 C  mark # 4
 Moderately hot 375 F   190 C   mark # 5
 Fairly hot 400 F 200 C   mark # 6
 Hot 425 F 220 C   mark # 7
 Really hot 450 F 230 C  mark # 8
 Very hot 475 F 240 C  mark # 9

 

 

What do serving sizes look like?

A palm (without fingers or thumb) or a deck of cards = 3-ounce serving of meat

A thumb tip = 1 teaspoon

Three thumb tips = 1 tablespoon

One thumb = 25 g of most cheeses (A typical serving is approximately 2 thumbs)

A fist = 1 cup

 

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