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

Tuesday, March 01, 2005


All the measurements and ingredients are already North America-adjusted:) For measurement; I use a glass or plastic cup with a handle which you can find at the markets:)

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 1:20 PM, Blogger roy.j.poppe 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 Anonymous 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!

At 4:22 PM, Anonymous guzel said...

assalamu alaykum!

I've been looking online for some good turkish food recipes ..i think i found it :) i really loved your recipes Binnur,actually i adore turkish cuisine,ive visited Turkey several times just to taste food one more time,thanks for creating such a wonderful site and helping people to make our food more delicious :)
Take care,
Guzel from Abu Dhabi

At 4:30 PM, Blogger Erica (Irene) said...

Hi Binnur....the recipe for Sam dessert calls for a 3L. size Pyrex. Is that a 9x13 Pyrex glass pan. I'm from the GTA and I'm not sure if that is what you mean and my Turkish husband doesn't either.
I made you revani and it was soooo delicious...cok gzel, even my husband's Turkish friends from Turkey asked for the recipe.
Thank you.....

At 5:45 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Erica,
Yes, it is a 9x13 Pyrex glass pan.
I am glad you like the is one of my husband's favorite desserts:)

At 3:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Binnur
Thank you for your many recipies. I love them.
Do you have any recipies for the many speciel ingrediens to be found in the store during the ramazan month? I'm soo curious to figure out what to do with the stuff:)
Thank you!

At 8:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please I need your help with a recipe that calls for teacup and water glass measurements. What is the equivalent in ounces? Thank you in advance.

At 9:56 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Teacup = 1/2 cup = 4oz
Water glass = 1 cup = 8oz


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