Binnur's Turkish Cookbook - Delicious, healthy and easy-to-make Ottoman & Turkish recipes

Tuesday, March 01, 2005


1 cup = 250 ml
3/4 cup = 175 ml
2/3 cup = 150 ml
1/2 cup = 125 ml
1/3 cup = 75 ml
1/4 cup = 50 ml

1/4 tsp = 1 ml
1/2 tsp = 2 ml
1 tsp = 5 ml
1 tbsp = 15 ml
3 tsp = 1 tbsp

4 tbsp = 1/4 cup
5 tbsp + 1 tsp = 1/3 cup
8 tbsp = 1/2 cup
12 tbsp = 3/4 cup
16 tbsp = 1 cup

1 tablespoonfull = As much as the spoon can hold

Oven Temperatures:

325° F = 165° C Moderately Slow/Warm
350° F = 180° C Moderate/Medium
375° F = 190° C Moderate/Moderately Hot
400° F = 205° C Moderately Hot
425° F = 220° C Hot
450° F = 230° C Hot/Very Hot
475° F = 250° C Very Hot
500° F = 260° C Extremely Hot


At 6:06 AM, Blogger heimagin said...

Binnur, In a lot of American cookbooks there are different abbreviations for tablespoon and teaspoon. Tablespoon can be "tbls" or "T". Teaspoon can be "tsp" or "t". And I was always taught that when measuring dry ingredients that they should be level full. That is why measuring cups and spoons came in different sizes. Unless there was a particular recipe that said "heaping tablespoon full". I love the site! Thanks!

At 8:12 AM, Anonymous Meike said...


would it also be possible to add some frequently used temperatures in Fahrenheit and their conversion in Celcius?

Hollanda'dan cok tessekürler :)


At 10:45 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Merhaba Meike,
That's a very good suggestion, thank you:) It's added.
En icten sevgilerimle,

At 2:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Wow what a site!

Please help what weight is 1 cup in grammes for flour etc. Or should I measdure 250 ml in a cup and then use that level for any solids?

Many thanks for the great site

Steve from Akbuk

At 8:35 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Steve,
1 cup sugar = 250 gr
1 cup flour = ~180 gr.

At 1:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Bınnur - I need some help translating Turkish recıpes. When I try to read them, I often find measurements given for a çayı or suyu bardak. How much would a tea glass or water glass be in ounces or milliliters?

Çok teşekkür ederim. I enjoy your web site so much.


At 5:35 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Annie,
Please check Olculer section on Turkish site, here is the address;

At 9:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,
Yesterday while talking about recipies with a friend of mine in Turkey, she directed me to your nice site... I found the same problem with conversions as some of your other readers... Rather than trying to list a few conversions on your measurements page, you might consider a direct link to this sight...

At 9:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,
I was wondering if you could help me. In one of your recipie you said 250ml of butter I was wondering if you explain if it is melted, if not how do you measure ml? it is in the UN KURABİYESİ recipie.

best regards

At 10:20 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Feride,
Butter should be in room temeperature in Un Kurabiyesi. All the packeges of butter measurment also given in ml. I am sure the butter you will use give all the measurments, such as, gr, ml, cup
250 ml = 250 gr = 1 cup
If you like you can use measurment cup for it:)
Take care,

At 4:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merhaba Binnur,

I love this site! Thank you for creating it.

Can you please describe the consistency and proportions of fresh garlic and salt used for making garlic/salt paste.

Tesekkur edirim

At 10:49 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Tesekkur ederim:) Although I have not measured it before, I believe 1/2 tsp salt for one medium size garlic makes the paste.

At 3:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merhaba Binnur,

I just wanted to say that i love your website. I lived in adana (incirlik afb) for 2 years and i miss the food so much.

cok tessekurler!

At 4:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My regards and congratulations for this AMAZING site from Sofia, Bulgaria!!!
The bulgarian cuisine is very close to the Turkish one and I have visited Turkey few times, so I like a lot your receipes and dishes!!! Thank you for enlightening me and giving me chance to prepare such great meal!!

At 6:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi I just love your site you make turkish cooking so husband is turkish and he loves all of the recipes i have made thanks again :)

At 12:56 PM, Anonymous meg said...

I just found this site today! i am living in Didim with a Kurdish man his surname is karagoz so i am having a go at making the karagoz cookies i hope they work out well! i think this site will come in very handy to me when i have to cook for the family, being Welsh Turkish cooking does not come naturally to me but i love learning it!


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