Brown onion in butter; add garlic and blend in flour and curry powder.
Combine consomme and water; add 1 cup of this to onion mixture.
Remove garlic clove and add sour cream.
Simmer over low heat until mixture thickens.
Add pepper and set aside.
Heat remaining beef consomme; add cloves and cabbage.
Cover pan and simmer for 5 minutes.
Put cabbage into a buttered casserole; add onion and sauce mixture and mix well with a fork.
Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.