Cooking is basically driven by your instincts, and especially when it comes to Indian cooking there is no exact science to how much of an ingredient needs to go into your dish, you can adjust it according to your tastes.
But when it comes to Baking, you absolutely cannot do without taking proper measurements, as even a teaspoon of excess or shortage of an ingredient can be the death of your dish!
Measurements can be a little intimidating, and can even scare a new cook. One does not need to panic. It’s best that you get yourself a good set of measuring cups and spoons which are readily available in the market today. If you are a frequent baker, they are well worth the investment!
Measurements generally refer to weights, liquid volume and temperature. Its easy to convert a ‘tsp’ into ‘ml’ , & the other way round!
Here are a few helpful measurements/ conversion charts that will make your life a lot more easier!
Weights & Measures
|15g||½ oz||30 ml||1 oz|
|30g||1 oz||60 ml||2 oz|
|60g||2 oz||100 ml||3 oz|
|90g||3 oz||125 ml||4 oz||
|125g||4 oz (¼ lb)||150 ml||5 oz (¼ pint)||Gas Mark|
|155g||5 oz||190 ml||6 oz||110°C||225°F||¼|
|185g||6 oz||250 ml||8 oz||130°C||250°F||½|
|220g||7 oz||300 ml||10 oz (½ pint)||140°C||275°F||1|
|250g||8 oz (½ lb)||500 ml||16 oz||150°C||300°F||2|
|280g||9 oz||600 ml||20 oz ( 1 pint)||170°C||325°F||3|
|315g||10 oz||1000 ml||1 ¾ pint||180°C||350°F||4|
|375g||12 oz (¾ lb)||
Cups & Spoons Measures
|410g||13 oz||1 ml||¼ tsp||220°C||425°F||7|
|440g||14 oz||2 ml||½ tsp||230°C||450°F||8|
|470g||15 oz||5 ml||1 tsp||240°C||475°F||9|
|500g||16 oz (1 lb)||15 ml||1 tbsp|
|750g||24 oz (1 ½ lb)||60 ml||¼ cup|
|1kg||30 oz (2 lb)||125 ml||½ cup|
|8 oz||1 cup||250 ml||1 cup|
|4 oz||½ cup||1 tbsp||3 tsp|
|2 oz||¼ cup||1 cup||16 ½ Tbsp|
Some approximate measurements of essential baking items are:
|1 Cup Flour||128 gm|
|1 Cup Granulated Sugar||225 gm|
|1 Cup Icing Sugar||125 gm|
|1 Cup Butter||225 gm|
|1 Tbsp Flour||8 gm|
|1 Tbsp Sugar||15 gm|
|1 Tbsp Butter||15 gm|
Feel free to use these conversion charts to make your baking exact and your cooking experience a joyous one!