The new term is going to start, and university students are busy in pre-uni shopping. As a student, grocery shopping is the most confusing task. right! Well, no need to worry about, here we share smart kitchen appliances and grocery list which is make your university journey healthy and budget friendly. By follow given list, you can prepare plenty of easy recipes that satisfy anytime hunger.

This post is dedicated to students who are going for study abroad or outside their hometown, and need to think about preparing food themselves for the first time! Whether you are sharing a semi furnished or fully catered hall of residence, this checklist will help you through your uni stay. Cooking with roommates is a great way of finding a sense of home as well as saving money.

There are three elements which we think cover off all you need to know about your kitchen requirements, kitchen utensils, spices and basic kitchen stock.

Appliances and Utensils:

At this stage of life, saving money is utmost important. So, don’t stuff too much with these kitchen items, instead try to combine with a select arsenal tools. Here we track down the most basic and affordable kitchen essentials such as pots, pans, dishes, slow cookers and bowls that help you preparing daily meals.


1. Chopping board

2. Chopping knives

3. Non-stick frying pans

4. Sauce pan

5. Tea mug

6. Measuring spoons and cups

7. Wooden spoon and whisk

8. Slow cooker

9. Hand blender

10. Small casserole dish

11. Mixing bowl

12. Measuring Jug

13. Cheese grater

14. Dinner plates

15. Baking tray and  Microwave bowls (If you have a microwave in your kitchen)

Special Tip: Before you go for kitchen appliances shopping, contact / ask your landlord or housemate and make sure that they don’t have the same appliance in the kitchen that you added into the shopping list. You can also ask your roommates for shared accommodations!


Buying spices in bulk is a great way to save money. Here we covered basic grocery store spices that you can use to make amazing meals. You can personalize list on what kind of cuisine you like.



1. Salt

2. Red chili powder

3. Turmeric

4. Cumin coriander powder

5. Sugar

6. Dried oregano

7. Black pepper

8. Mustard seeds

9. Cumin seeds

10. Cinnamon

11. Dried basil

12. Onion and garlic powder

13. Indian spice blends (Garam Masala)

Related: 10 easy and healthy cooking tips for lazy people

Basic kitchen Grocery:

Most of the time, students are avoiding to cook themselves because they don’t have a properly stocked kitchen or they don’t know what to buy for daily meals. Here we put together a list of basic ingredients ( you can mix and match with the variety of other foods), that help you make simple recipes for every meal.

Pantry basics:


1. Vegetable oil

2. All purpose flour

3. Rice

4. Wheat Flour

5. Different shaped pasta

6. Oatmeal and cereals

7. Dried breadcrumbs

8. Mixed nuts

9. Lentils

10. Hot drinks (tea, coffee, chocolate etc)

For the freeze:

refrigerator store

1. Dairy Products like Milk and yogurt

2. Eggs

3. Bread

4. Shredded cheese

5. Fresh fruit and veggies

6. Fruit jam and butter

7. Canned beans (white, black, kidney)

8. Peanut butter

9. Sauces (Ketchup, mayonnaise, soy sauce, fish sauce, spreads)

So, now your kitchen is ready and everything is at your fingertips. Check out effective Quick and Easy Recipes for Bachelors, and access to the largest collection of quick and easy recipes where you can use put the above items to good use. 🙂