What Bracha do you make on Garlic?

Bracha Rishona

Borei Pri Hoadama
OR
Shehakol

Bracha Acharona

Borei Nefashos

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The Bracha Rishona on Garlic is Borei Pri Hoadama OR Shehakol and the Bracha Acharona is Borei Nefashos.
If the garlic is eaten raw or boiled, the Bracha is Shehakol. However, if it is fried in oil, the Bracha is Hoadama (Mishnah Berurah 205:7; Igros Moshe, Orach Chaim I:64).

Hebrew

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה', אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, בּוֹרֵא פְּרִי הָאֲדָמָה.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם שֶׁהַכֹּל נִהְיָה בִּדְבָרוֹ.

English

Blessed are You Hashem our God King of the universe, Who creates the fruits of the ground.

Blessed are You Hashem our God King of the universe, Everything was created through His words.

Transliterated

Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech Haolam, Borei Pri Hoadama.

Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech Haolam, Shehakol Nihyah Bidvaro.

Hebrew

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה' אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, בּוֹרֵא נְפָשׁוֹת רַבּוֹת וְחֶסְרוֹנָן עַל כָּל מַה שֶּׁבָּרָאתָ לְהַחֲיוֹת בָּהֶם נֶפֶשׁ כָּל חַי, בָּרוּךְ חֵי הָעוֹלָמִים.

English

Blessed are You, Hashem our God, King of the universe, Who creates numerous living things with their deficiencies; for all that You have created with which to maintain the life of every being. Blessed is He, the life of the worlds.

Transliterated

Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech Haolam, Borei Nefashos Rabos V'chesronan Al Kol Ma Shebarasa L'hachayos Bahem Nefesh Kol Chai, Baruch Chei Haolamim.

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