|The present work was to study the various engineering properties of local variety of garlic and to develop a power operated garlic sheller cum peeler. The various engineering properties found were the weight, bulk density, angle of repose, diameter, geometric mean diameter, sphericity, length, width, thickness, moisture content, of garlic bulb. The corresponding results were 31.95g, 420 kg/m3, 20.71°, 4.51cm, 4.8471cm, 0.837, 5.82cm, 4.51cm, 4.36cm, 57.43%, respectively. For cloves the properties investigate were weight, bulk density, angle of repose, diameter, geometric mean diameter, sphericity, terminal velocity, length, width, thickness, moisture content, coefficient of external friction, coefficient of internal friction, weight of 1000 cloves of cloves of garlic. The corresponding results were 3.64g, 470.3 kg/m3, 30.29°, 1.45cm, 1.785cm, 0.485, 16.6m/sec, 3.64cm, 1.45cm, 1.1cm, 57.43%, 0.255, 0.244, 1182g, respectively. The machine consists of two major components garlic bulb breaking/shelling unit and garlic cloves peeling unit. The optimum speed of rollers of shelling unit is 143 rpm and 135 rpm respectively and the optimum speed of peeling unit is 875 rpm. The ½ H.P. motor (1400rpm) is used. Garlic peeler of ½ kg per batch has been developed and overall dimensions of the peeler are 60×63×150cm. The shelling unit and peeling unit of power operated garlic peeler have capacity 53.17 kg/hr and 27.697 kg/hr, respectively. The efficiency of the shelling unit and peeling unit is 52.32% and 51.64%, respectively. The total cost of garlic peeler is ₹ 8500 and cost of operation is 40.01 ₹/hour.